Microsoft offering free Touch or Type Cover with purchase of Surface RT in the US and Canada

Microsoft offering free Touch or Type Cover with purchase of Surface RT in the US and Canada
In addition to the hard hitting commercials that Microsoft has been introducing against Apple recently, the company is now offering a free Type Cover or Touch Cover (including limited edition Touch Covers) with the purchase of a Surface RT tablet.

We know the Surface has not been sharing much of the lime-light in terms of sales or mind-share, but there is no denying that the Surface is a well built tablet.

The Surface does try to bridge the gap between the “Office” features many of us would like to have handy, and efficient programming to operate all day long (or longer). The price was reasonable too compared to other premium built tablets. The Touch Cover and Type Cover were attractive accessories to maintain a svelte profile for the Surface, though their $120-130 price points had a bit of a chilly reception.

However, offering those accessories for free with the purchase of a new Surface adds significant value to the whole package. Paying $499 for a 32GB with a Type Cover? MicroSD expansion? Full browser and key Office applications? Yeah, we know there is no email client like Outlook, but the value is compelling. You should be able to take advantage of this offer from participating retailers, a nearby Microsoft retail location or the Microsoft Store.

source: Surface Blog

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6 Comments

1. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

They should have offered this since launch, then they would have seen better sales..........

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

MS only offer it due to RT poor sales.

2. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Makes much more sense. I just wonder why they didn't do this in the first place....

10. Igneel unregistered

I pity those early buyers who had to pay $120 for those covers :P

11. thelegend6657 unregistered

flop flop flop

14. taikucing unregistered

Still overpriced & no apps! No thanks

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