MICROSOFT HAS SLASHED the price of its second generation Surface Pro tablets, cutting the prices of some models by £150.
The price cuts come one week after the firm unveiled the Surface Pro 3, and while this won't arrive until the end of August, it looks like Microsoft wants to clear shelf space for its latest tablet.
Microsoft said in a statement on Tuesday, "Microsoft Store UK has announced savings of up to £150 for the Surface Pro 2, available now.
"Windows software including the full Microsoft Office suite, as well as apps from the Windows Store. Surface Pro 2 offers the portability and simplicity of a tablet when you want it and the power and flexibility of a laptop when you need it."
On the Microsoft Store website, you can now pick up the Surface Pro 2 64GB and 512GB models for £569 and £1,289, respectively, with both seeing £150 price cuts. Microsoft has also reduced the price of the 128GB and 256GB variants by £140, with those slates now priced at £659 and £899, respectively.
For those who fancy getting their mitts on the latest Surface model, the Surface Pro 3, those are also available to pre-order. Prices for the tablets start at £639, while the highest specification model will fetch a whopping £1,649 - more than two Macbook Air laptops, to which Microsoft was keen to compare the tablet.
It was also keen to claim that the Surface Pro 3 is the first tablet that "can replace your laptop", thanks to its 12in HD display, Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, built-in stylus support and add-on Type keyboards, although you'll have to buy one of these separately at additional cost. µ