Microsoft cuts Surface Pro 2 prices by £150

Microsoft cuts Surface Pro 2 prices by £150

Good news if you're a fan of the Surface Pro tablet but have been put off by the price: Microsoft has just given its own brand tab a hefty £150 price cut.

That of course is for the Surface Pro 2, and the reason for the cut is that Microsoft has just announced the Surface Pro 3. Still, if you're not an early adopter it might be worth a second look.

Especially when you consider the Surface Pro 2 only went on sale in the UK in October, so is by no means a relic.

Even with the revised pricing you still need £569 to get in the door, which is the price for the 64GB model with its Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM – that's down from £719.

The next two models up – which give you 128GB/4GB RAM and 256GB/8GB RAM respectively – are down by £140 to £659 and £899, and the high-end 512GB variant has been reduced by £150 and now costs £1289.

What you miss out on is the larger 12.2in display introduced by the Surface Pro 3 – instead you're limited to a 10.6in full HD panel.

If that's a deal-breaker, the good news is the Surface Pro 3 actually starts cheaper than its predecessor – or it did prior to today's price cut. You can get on the bandwagon for £639, which considering the bigger screen size and the other improvements may still actually be the better deal in the medium term.

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