Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 starts at just $799, though you’ll almost certainly end up paying more for an upgraded version and a new Type Cover. If you’re hoping for a better deal by grabbing last year’s model you may be out of luck. The Surface Pro 2 still costs at least $899 here in the U.S., though it looks like Microsoft is finally starting to slash pricing on the now-outdated device in at least some markets.
This week the company dropped the Surface Pro 2’s price to just £569 for the 64GB model in the UK, slashing the price by about £150. There’s no guarantee these price drops will hit the U.S. anytime soon, but it makes sense for Microsoft to cut the price for its outdated tablet at least a little bit. If the Surface Pro 2 remains steady at $899 customers will probably just opt for the newer Surface Pro 3 instead. A price drop could also help Redmond get rid of its pretty big stockpile of unsold tablets.
The Surface Pro 2 is a perfectly good Windows tablet, offering a 10.6-inch 1080p display, a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor, a microSD slot and a 42 W-h battery. The entry-level Surface Pro 3 has a Core i3 processor, so some may still opt for the Pro 2, but if Microsoft can bring the price down on the older model, the Pro 2 could potentially fly off the shelves.