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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 going for $200 less than usual ahead of successor’s release

The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 has received a successor, so it’s logical that its maker wants to sell as many units of it as it can before the new variant goes on sale. It’s perhaps this that has led it to slash up to $200 off the price of its last-gen Windows 8.1-powered tablet in the US.

The drop in its retail value is based on the storage options that are available. As observed by Engadget, the Microsoft Store has cut off $100 from the price of the 64GB and 128GB Surface Pro 2 models. That brings the amounts down to $799 and $899, respectively.

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The $200 price drop applies to 256GB and 512GB editions which are going for corresponding costs of $1099 and $1599. Following the launch of the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft’s previous-gen tablets had also seen a similar fate in the UK, where up to £150 were cut off the prices of units from the Surface Pro 2 range.

The newest tablet series which made its debut on May 20 is highlighted by a 12-inch ClearType display with 2160 x 1440 pixel resolution, a continuous kickstand and a new Type Cover featuring a larger trackpad. Of course, the Surface Pro 3 series is powered by 4th generation Intel Core processors (i3, i5 and i7 options) and features choices between 4GB or 8GB RAM modules. Storage can be chosen between 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB choices.

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But the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 isn’t a bad choice either, with its decent array of specifications. This price drop can be utilized by interested parties for snapping up the tablet at cheaper rates than usual.