There is no denying that Microsoft has a commitment to improving education with their products and services. The company has announced a new ‘unique’ Surface 3 tablet with 32GB of storage space and 2GB of RAM, in the name of education. Microsoft has also revealed that several schools have already jumped on board the Surface 3 bandwagon, even before availability.
Educational institutions are able to take advantage of Microsoft’s 10% discount offer when purchasing a Surface Pro 3, but now Microsoft is extending that promotion to the new Surface 3. This discount also applies to the Type Cover and Surface Pen, and is available via commercial resellers and the Microsoft Store.
The Redmond giant is also offering a special Surface 3 with 32GB storage capacity and 2GB of RAM, exclusive for educational institutions. Right now, you can spend $499 for the 64GB storage, 2GB RAM option. No word on how much the 32GB model will cost.
So far, Broadclyst Primary School and Shireland Collegiate Academy in the UK, the ROC of Amsterdam, the Ministry of Education Luxembourg, Hillcrest Christian College in Australia as well as University of Phoenix and Chino Valley Unified School District in the U.S. have already committed to buying and deploying the Surface 3.
“With Surface 3, we’re excited to be a part of helping more schools take advantage of precise digital inking capabilities and providing a rich experience that really delivers on the idea of preparing students with 21st Century skills, catering to any learning style and activity, and helping teachers and administrators drive positive transformation of learning in classrooms around the world,” Microsoft explains.Further reading: Microsoft, Schools, Surface, Surface 3