Microsoft is offering a limited time $100 off on select Surface Pro 4 tablets running on Intel Core i5 processor.
The Surface Pro 4 is the fourth-generation Surface tablet that Microsoft launched and released in October 2015. All the models of the tablet run on the 6th generation Skylake Intel Core processors: m3, i5 or i7, which run cooler and are more powerful than the Intel Core Haswell predecessors found in the Surface Pro 3 and the Surface Pro 2.
Customers who want to buy one of the Intel Core i5 processor models are in luck as Microsoft is offering a discount of $100.
The Surface Pro 4 with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB internal storage has an original price tag of $999, but currently it is available for $899. Similarly, the tablet with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB onboard storage has an original price tag of $1,299, but customers can buy it for $1,199.
"Offer valid from 12:01AM PST on March 13, 2016 until 11:59PM PST on March 26, 2016, while supplies last. Available in Microsoft retail and online store in U.S. (including Puerto Rico) only," says Microsoft.
The Surface Pro 4 tablets have a 12.3-inch PixelSense touchscreen display and run on Windows 10 Pro operating system. All models of the Microsoft offering comes with Surface Pen.
Customers can also get a bundle offer that includes a Surface Pro 4 tablet, their choice of Type Cover and Surface sleeve, two-year warranty and one year of Office 365. Apart from the $100 savings on the tablet, Microsoft is also offering up to $229 savings on the bundle offer.
The Surface Pro 4 was one of the highly anticipated tablets of 2015. Soon after it was released, however, many customers complained of power management issues. The company issued a software update last January but left the issue unattended, leaving many disappointed customers.
Finally, in February, Microsoft rolled out a firmware update that fixed the battery life issue.
"Feedback from our customers is really important to the team and to me personally. I read the blogs, I read the comments, I read social media, I read the forums ... and so does the team. We love the energy. We're listening and channeling that feedback directly into our products," says Panos Panay, corporate vice president and head of Microsoft's Surface business.
Many potential customers of the Surface Pro 4 would have waited for Microsoft to resolve the issue. With the problem fixed, now customers would be ready to buy the Microsoft offering and a $100 discount is sure to make many Surface fans happy.