In a not-so-surprising development, Microsoft has decided to permanently lower the price of its Surface Pro tablet. Engadget points out that Microsoft is locking in the $100 price cut that it made to the Surface Pro earlier this month and will now sell the tablet at $800 for its 64GB model and $900 for its 128GB model. Microsoft says that it’s slashing the Surface Pro price to get it into the hands of more people since “people who buy Surface love Surface.” Microsoft similarly lopped off $150 from the price of its Surface RT tablet last month just before the company announced that it had to take a $900 million write-down on the device, so it makes sense that the company is following suit with a Surface Pro price cut.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.