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Microsoft makes the $100 Surface Pro price cut permanent

Published Aug 30th, 2013 8:45AM EDT

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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.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.