Earlier this week, media personnel received invites from Microsoft to a press event in NYC set for September 23. Rumors suggest that company will announce the upcoming Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets at the event.
Microsoft is trying to get rid of their current surface inventory one way or the other. Few weeks back, Microsoft permanently reduced the price of the Surface Pro tablet by $100, along with a number of accessories. In another attempt, Microsoft is rolling out a iPad trade-in program at its retail stores that entitles users a credit of at least $200 worth of credit for used Apple tablets.
Under the promotion, users can bring their gently used iPad 2 and higher to the nearest Microsoft store and claim a gift card that can be used to purchase the new Microsoft Surface RT or Surface Pro tablet. If the buyer decides to upgrade to Surface tablets, they can spend just $149 for an entry-level Surface RT tablet or $599 for a Surface Pro tablet.
The offer is valid until 27th of October in Microsoft retail stores in US and Canada, with a limit of one device per customer, and is not available online.
Is this promotion attractive enough for you to trade-in your iPad for a Surface tablet? Do note that Microsoft is also expected to unveil the next-generation surface tablets featuring Haswell and Tegra 4 chips by the end of this month.