Take up to $650 off the price of a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 by trading in your Apple MacBook Air

Take up to $650 off the price of a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 by trading in your Apple MacBook Air
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a powerful tablet designed to handle everything that you can throw at it. Whether you're at the office crunching numbers, or at home playing Angry Birds, the 12 inch slate can handle it all. With the tablet priced from $799 (64GB Intel i3) to as high as $1949 (512GB, Intel i7), you can get a discount of up to $650 by trading in your Apple MacBook Air.

There are some caveats. The MacBook Air you trade in needs to be in working condition (no water damage, no cracked screen), the trade-in must take place at a Microsoft store, and the money you receive for the trade can only be used toward the purchase of a Surface Pro 3.

The trade-in offer expires on July 31st and we should point out that Microsoft has used that old trick of saying that the trade will return "up to" $650. If your MacBook Air has an intact screen and no water damage, you still might not  receive the entire $650. Deep in the fine print, Microsoft writes that when it comes to the amount received for the MacBook Air, "Condition, documentation and accessories may affect value."

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source: Microsoft via Slate, Geek

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Surface Pro 3
  • Display 12.0" 2160 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Core i7
  • Storage 512 GB



1. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

The surface pro 3 is a decent tablet. I'm planning on getting the lowest just for the pen input since Google is adamant on not releasing a stylus tablet and my galaxy note 10.1 2014 lags

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Which app do you use on your Note 10.1 2014?

4. Furbal unregistered

I used lecturenote and papyrus combined with dropbox sync for backing up new notes. Samsung released the note 10.1 2014 to early...it was a mess as far as performance goes before the kit at update

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

LectureNotes and Papyrus are both great apps to take advantage of the Note S-Pen. Thanks for sharing.

9. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I use the proprietary app. I just seem to like it but it lags so much but I can't move now. Almost all my lecture notes are on there

3. Furbal unregistered

Nice. I was planning on selling my MacBook air already to pick up the pro 3... This makes it a lot easier

6. Zenzui

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I don't own a MAC Air, but not sure how is worth trading it for Surface pro... given Mac Air weight ratio to functionality and convenience vs Surface Pro is much better?

7. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

For one, your weight figures must be pulled out of your a$$. The SP3 with the keyboard is still a third of a pound less than the smaller MBA. As for functionality, the SP3 is capable of everything the MBA is capable of PLUS having a built-in stylus, touchscreen, and a non-2008 display resolution.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Except for running xcode ide for iOS development. Anyway if they accept an old first gen macbook air for $650 than its a good deal. I will not trade in the recent two gen macbook air as I can fetch better price in the open market.

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