Microsoft has been on a discount spree as of late when it comes to the company’s Surface devices. Microsoft is now offering schools across the globe the chance to purchase the Surface RT in bulk at a huge discount.
“Today Microsoft announced a new program that will see schools around the world able to purchase the company’s Surface RT tablet hybrid in bulk at a reduced per-unit rate. The program is quite simple: Surface devices will be sold to schools at low prices. The restriction is that only the 32 gigabyte, Windows RT-based model is part of the program,” TNW reports.
This program is effective beginning today and ends August 31st of this year. The countries eligible for this discount are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China (via Digital China), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Schools can purchase the Surface RT 32GB for $199 USD, Surface RT 32GB with Touch Cover for $249 USD, and Surface RT 32GB with Type Cover for $289 USD. We are talking about discounts that go past the 50% mark.
When asked about this discount’s authenticity, Microsoft responded by saying, “Yes, it’s true. It’s important Microsoft does its part to help get devices into the hands of educators that help prepare today’s students with skills modern businesses demand.”Further reading: Microsoft, Surface, Surface RT