Surface Pro 2 launch avoided by price conscious

By Peter Chubb - Aug 31, 2013

Having already seen that the Nexus 4 has gone down in price, which gave us the impression that consumers on a budget will pass on the Nexus 5 because of making a huge saving. We now find it interesting to see those who have been wanting a Surface Pro 2 might now reconsider, as the current model has been reduced in price.

The new Microsoft Surface Pro price drop is £80 in the UK, so instead of paying £719 you now pay just £639. This is the same for those in the US, although they have a $100 saving, as the price was $799 for the 64GB version but is now $699 instead.

We had assumed this to be a limited time offer, but Microsoft has since confirmed this is the new price and it will not go back up. So what does this mean for those who had been thinking about holding off for the Surface Pro 2 release?

It is no secret that sales of the Surface RT and Pro have been a little lackluster, and so Microsoft has been forced to implement a few price cuts, and this is just the latest. We know they are already working on a new line of Pro devices, and the RT is said to not be part of it, which isn’t a surprise to us.

Do you think that Microsoft has done this to help increase sales of the Surface Pro, or can we take this as a sign that a sequel is due very soon? Personally we believe the former to be true because it is just too soon for Microsoft to be releasing the Surface Pro 2nd generation just yet.

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