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

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 tabletsthat were collecting dust in the warehouse.

source: Pocketlint

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