Microsoft has just started shipping the “entry-level” Intel Core i3 and high-end i7 Surface Pro 3 configurations, and already both versions, plus the previously released i5 flavor, are on sale for special prices.
Normally, that would spell trouble for Redmond, contradicting its claims the “laptop replacement” is doing better than its predecessors. However, the Surface Pro 3 promotion is restricted to students getting ready for a new school year, so odds are it has nothing to do with the Windows Pro 8.1-running 12-incher’s box-office performance.
Now, I hate to be that guy, but I’m afraid I need to remind y’all youngsters that school is a measly one month away. Oh, how time flies. But look on the bright side. As long as you can verify your “student status,” the third-gen Surface Pros are available at prices the rest of the public will probably need to wait north of six months for.
Specifically: $649 for the i3 64 GB model ($150 off), $849 and $1,149 for i5-powered beasts with 128 and 256 GB SSDs in tow ($150 off again), and $1,394.10 and $1,754.10 for Core i7 versions packing hefty 256 and 512 GB solid-state drives (down from $1,549 and $1,949 respectively).
You know what the single greatest thing about these promotions is? They offer state-of-the-art discounted gadgets that can be used to make your classroom experiences more pleasant, as well as your out-of-school life easier and more fun. Hurry though, once school is in, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 deals are out.
Via [Microsoft Store]