Microsoft is currently running a great deal on its Surface Pro 3 tablet. Interested customers can now save up to $150 off the price of a Surface Pro 3 and also get a free protective sleeve with their purchase.

After watching Apple's iPad and countless Android tablets become a hit with consumers, Microsoft decided to create its own tablet lineup to compete. The company announced the Surface RT, which was powered by mobile-friendly ARM CPUs and ran a modified version of Windows called Windows RT, which could only run applications purchased from the Windows App Store. The Surface Pro ran the full desktop version of Windows, which meant the tablet could run the countless number of apps created for the desktop OS.

Microsoft has positioned the Surface Pro as a hybrid tablet and high-end laptop when coupled with a Type Cover. The company is currently offering a great deal on its latest and greatest Surface Pro 3 through its online store. Interested customers can save up to $150 off the purchase of a new Surface Pro 3, and the sale also includes a free protective sleeve.

Microsoft is offering the 128 GB/Intel i5 — 1.9 GHz Surface Pro 3 for $899, which is $100 off its regular price. The 256 GB/Intel i5 — 1.9 GHz has been priced at $1,149, which is $150 off its regular price. The more powerful 256 GB / Intel i7 - 1.7 GHz has been priced at $1,399 ($150 off) and the 512 GB /Intel i7 — 1.7 GHz will cost $1,799. Microsoft is throwing in a free protective case with any Surface Pro 3 purchase.

It's unclear how long Microsoft is going to offer this promotion, so if you've been thinking about making the jump to a Surface Pro, now might be a good time to get in.

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