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Surface Pro 2 launch avoided by price conscious

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.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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maeneak
maeneak

Not so patiently waiting…

gadgety
gadgety

I’m waiting for Haswell/Surface Pro 2. Hopefully it’ll have a bay for the pen as well.

Illusive Man
Illusive Man

My advice would be not to buy a current gen Surface not because they are bad devices, quite the contary. Dont buy because the Surface line wont truly be ready for primetime til haswell.

Stucky
Stucky

Portable versus mobile is what Microsoft should be focusing on. My old N7 goes virtually everywhere with me…because it can. It fits (usually well) into a pants pocket so I can “store it” there without the need for extra carrying cases. The increase in size for the Acer Iconia W3 on the other hand, does not (and makes for some nasty interface issues with the onscreen keyboard if your hands are smaller than Michael Jordan’s in portrait mode). So that means I can forget about something as large as a Surface. 7 inch is the sweetspot for size for me.… Read more »

Terry
Terry

There should be a lot of pent up demand for the Surface Pro 2. Haswell should mean this tablet can be truly portable. The market segement is not the budget conscious group. Those can wait for Silvermont tablets to come out.

Travis E
Travis E

I just want a Surface Pro 2… been waiting since the announcement of Haswell for Microsoft to improve on what is already more capable than any other tablet/laptop out there.

Tired of waiting hurry up already. As for cost, if your waiting for a Surface Pro 2 and expect it to be cheap quit kidding yourself.

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