The Price Is Right: Should You Buy The Surface 2 Pro On Its Way Out? [Update!]

The Price Is Right: Should You Buy The Surface 2 Pro On Its Way Out? [Update!]

By Luke Hopewell

And in even better news, Microsoft cut the price in other markets by $200 two months out from the launch of the Surface Pro 3 to sell the remainder stock.

In fact, given the popularity of the Surface 2 Pro, and considering it was sold out for months on end last year, it would be pretty surprising if the $100 price cuts seen in the US would be replicated on Australian stickers.

Because the Surface 2 Pro is still two months away from being properly killed, Microsoft hasn’t deemed it necessary to initiate price cuts in the Australian markets yet.

Wish that some of you rather than jump around calling name actually did some thinking. that is the price range that it should be priced at for easy adoption, once everyone has a surface, everyone has given their parents, friends family one for Christmas and birthdays, it is established, till then it is just like a Nintendo-Wii, lying somewhere behind the TV overshadowed by the PS4 and XBoxOne.

But I wonder if Microsoft will reduce prices on the Surface 2 as it still looks like a fabulous tablet/mini laptop that might complement my desktop if the price came down.

Based on the price trend of the original Surface Pro, it’s easy to assume that — if retailers have stock left — the Surface 2 Pro will be decently discounted to a sub-$1000 price tag once the Surface Pro 3 is on the shelf.

Finally, you’ve got the Lumia 2520: a device we all thought would be a Surface competitor but fell short. It packs a 10. 1-inch 1080p panel (218 ppi) on the surface, with a quad-core 2. 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor under the hood, as well as 2GB of RAM.

Almost 12 months on, and the Surface 2 Pro still has its opponents beat on hardware. But what about price?

Sub $500 just proves you are dreaming. > For the surface to be acceptable as a main stream tablet/computer the right entry price should be about $250-$350. Absolutely delirious.

For the two together, you’re looking at $1080, which is easily Surface 2 Pro money for a device running an ARM-based processor and dreaded Windows RT.

Microsoft issued a new firmware update a few months after launch for the Surface 2 Pro to fix up a few components that were drawing way more power than they should have been. Keep that in mind.

As we’ve seen from the competition, the Surface 2 Pro can still hold its own on price, with decent bang-for-buck next to the rivals we stacked it up against.

If I had a decent PC with Win8 at home I would get the Surface 2 to use in the office but for the current SP2 price I can get a decent laptop or build a midrange Win7 PC.

I expect the Surface 2 to continue as it fits a particular growing market for secure BYOD devices but does anyone have any news on Microsoft’s plans for its ARM based Surface 2?

For the surface to be acceptable as a main stream tablet/computer the right entry price should be about $250-$350.

Right now, the Surface 2 Pro is a great device at a decent price.

The Surface 2 Pro is the follow-up to the original Surface Pro, packing better hardware and a better experience with Windows 8. 1.

Read more here: Gizmodo

    

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