Microsoft Surface Pro first-gen 128GB drops price from $899 to $499

By Alexandra Burlacu | Feb 02, 2014 08:25 AM EST

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

 

Microsoft has cut the price of its first-generation Surface Pro tablet to just $499, liekely in a bid to get rid of stock of the older model.

The software giant turned to hardware back in 2012, when it took everyone by surprise - including its hardware partners - by plunging into the tablet market with its own-brand slates.

Follow us

Microsoft made its debut on the tablet market with a Surface RT and a Surface Pro model. The Surface RT runs a watered-down version of Windows, while the Surface Pro is higher-end and comes with the full-fledged version of the OS. While the Surface RT was not very successful, the Surface Pro was better-received and is still considered a good tablet.

The company has launched new-generation tablets in 2013, introducing the Surface 2 (the successor to the Surface RT) and the Surface Pro 2. The second-generation Surface Pro 2 tablet now packs an upgraded Haswell processor under the hood, which is faster and more powerful than the Ivy Bridge chipset powering the original Surface Pro.

Although Microsoft has launched new Surface tablets, the original models are still on sale and the first-generation Surface Pro is still quite a capable tablet. The slate comes with a pretty good screen and offers decent performance. It also comes with stylus input, as well as the Surface trademark kickstand that has proved to be popular among users.

As part of a new promotion, Microsoft is now offering the original, first-generation Surface Pro at a significantly lower price. The tablet is now available for $499, the same price the original Surface RT launched at. To take advantage of this offer, head over to the Microsoft Store at ths link and get the tablet for as much as $400 off. The offer was available at Best Buy as well, but the retailer's website now shows a $699.99 price tag for the tablet.

The new price for the original Surface Pro is most likely a limited-time deal. Microsoft doesn't say when this offer will expire, but interested customers might want to take advantage of this promotion while it lasts. The first-generation Surface RT is still available as well, sporting a $299 starting price on the Microsoft Store.

 

 

 

 

Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

© 2013 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Featured Video : Ericsson Announces World-Leading Launches Ahead of Mobile World Congress 2014

Join Our Conversation

Smartphones
LG G3 leaked UI screenshotsLG G3 UI screenshots leak, confirm QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels
Apple releases latest iOS 7.1.1 update - Here’s what it brings
HTC One M8 Mini reportedly headed to Verizon – Will it be another exclusive?
LG G Watch officially detailed, coming in Champagne Gold and Stealth Black color options
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Gadgets
Amazon LogoAmazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC LogoHTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google DowntimeGoogle blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
Chrome Remote Desktop app for AndroidChrome Remote Desktop for Android now available for free from Google Play
Adobe Lightroom mobile hits the iPad, coming soon to iPhones
Apple updates Mac iWork for iCloud suite – What’s new in Pages, Numbers and Keynote?
Microsoft launches Office for iPad, makes Office Mobile free on Android and iPhones
Copyright © 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. mobilenapps