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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 prices drop at online U.K. Microsoft Store

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 prices drop at online U.K. Microsoft Store
As you might expect, following the introduction of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 last week, prices of the predecessor tablet are dropping like the proverbial stone. At the online U.K. Microsoft Store, prices for the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 have been slashed by as much as £150 ($252 USD). The 64GB version of the Tablet is now £569 ($956 USD) while the 512GB version of the slate is priced at £1,289 ($2167 USD). Both of those prices include the £150 discount. The Surface 3 is priced at £639 ($1074 USD).

So just what is the difference between the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and the previous model? One of the main differences is with the screen size. The newer machine offers a 12 inch display, up from the 10.6 inch display on the Surface Pro 2. The Intel Core i5 on the latter is replaced with the Intel Core i7 on the newer tablet.

Microsoft doesn't want to write off a whole slew of unsold Surface Pro 2 slates, so the price cut is being done to keep inventories of the slate moving. Last year, the company ended up having to write off nearly $1 billion of unsold Microsoft Surface RT tablets that were collecting dust in the warehouse.



source: Pocketlint

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posted on 27 May 2014, 19:57 5

1. Super3310 (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 May 2014)


Gud one .i want this foy my office.

posted on 27 May 2014, 20:27 3

2. arenanew (Posts: 218; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


exceelllllllllllllllllllent product made by microsoft no one can make like this useful thing . microsoft is best software company .

posted on 27 May 2014, 21:32 4

3. GreekGeek (Posts: 845; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


A product that nobody wants

posted on 27 May 2014, 21:34 1

4. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Neither it's not selling well

posted on 27 May 2014, 23:43 4

11. Liveitup (Posts: 1592; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Sales are not a reflection of quality, Android took over the market by flooding it with crap. It wasn't until ICS 4.0 they started getting the game together.

Microsoft is leading technology in different ways from being a trendsetter with flat UI to making great hardware like Surface. Google paid trolling employees can hate its what they are paid to do.

posted on 28 May 2014, 00:29

12. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3775; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


"Microsoft is leading technology in different ways..."

Including their namebrand pharmaceutical, Micro-Ritalin.

Which someone takes way too much of.

posted on 27 May 2014, 21:59 2

6. PBXtech (Posts: 984; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


I was thinking a product that nobody can afford. I know it can do a lot of things, but wow, that's pricey.

posted on 27 May 2014, 23:21 4

10. Liveitup (Posts: 1592; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Cause you represent everybody, silly guy.

posted on 27 May 2014, 21:58 1

5. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 400; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


hard to believe someone would buy a surface pro 2 for two thousand or more. I pre-ordered the $999 pro 3 and I think that one is more than enough for anyone. Why pay a huge price for more hard drive space when you could just carry a hard drive or thumb drives with you? Why would someone actually need an i7 on what is basically a laptop? Real workstations should be bad ass desktops and things like laptops and the surface pro are for the 95% of the other stuff people do that don't require a ton of power.

posted on 27 May 2014, 23:08 1

9. GreekGeek (Posts: 845; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Theres absolutely very little to no demand for it. If people wants the traditional Windows experience, they'd grab a laptop, if they want a tablet theyd grab an iOs or Android....Theres no "do all" device that Microsoft wants us to believe.

And dat $120 detachable keyboard, you effin kiddibg me?

posted on 28 May 2014, 00:30

13. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3775; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


RAM. Because if you want more RAM, you have to get more storage space. It's Microsoft's sneaky way of "building the bill".

posted on 27 May 2014, 22:21

7. Kriksis (Posts: 83; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


I suppose last paragraph should state "Surface Pro 2" not "Surface Pro 3"...

posted on 27 May 2014, 22:52 1

8. Jason2k13 (Posts: 658; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


prices going down after 1 week? thats fast lol

posted on 28 May 2014, 04:18

14. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1158; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


On the positive side the Surface pro 2 got a 75 to 85 percent approval rating from the people who bought one. I think that the main reason that the "Surface Pro 2 sales may not have been as good as Microsoft wanted is Price. People can go out and buy a good android Tablet for almost half of what MS wants for surface Pro 2- with a128 gig SSD which is the best one to buy. the Surface pro 3 with the intel i3 CPU is 799 dollars and roughly 930 dollars with it's combo cover/Keyboard.. this is still a pricy tablet/laptop hybrid. If microsoft intends to stay in The tablet market I think it needs to sell a 8 and 10.1 inch screen Intel Atom CPU powered Tablets costing between 300 and 450 USA dollars. Microsoft has to learn what Nokia learned which is have a low priced good working smart phone on the market so they made Nokia lumia 520 which is microsoft' best selling smart phone because folks can afford to BUY THEM! Microsoft must do the same for it's full Windows 8.1 Tablets.

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