Microsoft offering TechEd attendees Surface Pro for $400 and Surface RT for $100

Microsoft offering TechEd attendees Surface Pro for $400 and Surface RT for $100

Summary: The Surface Pro is a fantastic Windows 8 laptop and tablet computer and for just $400 one of them can be yours, if you attend TechEd 2013 next week in New Orleans.

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Microsoft offering TechEd attendees Surface Pro for $400 and Surface RT for $100

I have written several articles (see links below) regarding the Microsoft Surface Pro and how I find it to be a fantastic mobile product. It looks like I should have planned to attend TechEd 2013 next week as Microsoft has a special Surface offer where attendees can pick up a Surface Pro and/or a Surface RT at amazing prices.

I hunted down my Surface Pro and paid over $1,000 for it and am very pleased with the purchase. Microsoft is offering TechEd attendees the Surface Pro 128GB, with no covers, for $399.99 and the Surface RT with touch cover bundle for just $99.99! Wow, that is a crazy deal for a couple solid tablets.

TechEd attendees, including customers, partners, press, 3rd party speakers, and 3rd party staff, are all eligible for the discounted pricing offers. TechEd costs $2,195 for the full conference. The TechExpo itself is just $225, but I am not sure if those attendees qualify.

The offers are only available during the event and Microsoft personnel comments in the discussion stated there will be plenty available for everyone who wants to buy one or both devices.

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Topics: Mobility, Microsoft Surface, Windows 8

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  • Microsoft offering TechEd attend Surface Pro for $400, Surface RT for 100

    They should have given that junk for FREE.... End Of Story.....Period
    Over and Out
    • Shush now, child.

      The adults are speaking.

      Go back to your room.
      ForeverCookie
      • ForeverCookie...what I said was correct even if you can't handle it

        Go open your telnet port and do some compiling with your buddy Loverock davidson so you both can feel better.
        Over and Out
    • Piff

      Linux is crap.
      Azzras
    • Really?

      What Linux tablet can I buy for that price that is at par?
      bljasc
  • They Could Give It Free and Pay Me $2195 And I'd Pass...

    if I had to attend TechEd.

    I'd gladly pay $400 for a Surface Pro, but only if I did not have to attend TechEd.

    That has got to be worse than the blind leading the blind.

    People with a history of really bad ideas filling other people's heads with more bad ideas. This is not cannot be good.

    How to create Bloatware.
    How to make a UI incomprehensible.
    How to Steal your customer's personal information for commercial gain.
    How to write an app that takes over a minute just to load.
    How to take a simple task and make it complex. Then sell tickets to teach them how to use it.
    Patrickgood1
  • Hmmm

    Those sounds like at-cost prices.
    blazing_smiley_face
    • Not for the RT

      I suspect that the $400 price for a price would be close to cost price, but I doubt that an RT could be made for around $100 - and the RT bundle also includes a a touch cover.
      Wakemewhentrollsgone
      • Surface RT is a piece of dung

        and should never have been sold in the market place with all those crummy apps that they have the B***s to call ready for prime time. Surface RT makes Vista and ME look like world class OS.......Period....End Of Story
        Over and Out
        • linux 90 % in supercomputers

          LINUX is A FAR SUPERIOR PRODUCT THAN WINDOWS CRAP WARE. JUST BECUASE THEY HAVE MONOPOLY , WE LINUX USERS KNOW BETTER THAN THEIR CRAP THAT THEY WANT TO THROU AT EVERYONE THROAT. BULL CRAP , THE ONLY TIMES I SEE WINDOW SYSTEM IS WHEN I HAVE TO FIX A CUSTOMER COMPUTER . IN MY HOUSE WE USE ONLY LINUX .
          Diego Novo
          • comparing

            Crappy hardwares and super computers?
            Emmanuel Fransson
          • I could have sworn

            that linux users had the capability to turn off caps lock.
            Azzras
        • Piff

          Linux is crapola.
          Azzras
        • apples and oranges

          >> Surface RT makes Vista and ME look like world class OS.

          Your mixing devices with operating systems.
          zyvxn
  • Wow!

    Very nice offer. Will be popular.
    Now, if they could just reduce the price sticker for consumers it would be even better.
    Aligning to the Apple pricing playbook is wrong.
    TheCyberKnight
  • LOL Linux_What?

    Spot the poster expressing his jelly rage ... please post some more, we can all have a laugh.
    Better still, please tell us how linux will be on every desktop by 2004. How that must burn.
    CallMeCynical
    • Don't be so Cynical.

      2013 is the year of Linux.

      Wait, I meant to say 2014.

      Yes, 2015- wait, 2016.

      IN AN UNDISCLOSED TIME PERIOD SOMEWHERE IN THE FUTURE, IT WILL BE THE YEAR OF LINUX.

      THERE, LINUX HAS WON.
      ForeverCookie
      • Don't forget to add "desktop"

        Or you'll lose your point.
        In absolute, Linux is pretty smashing everything else - and it's happening now!
        AleMartin
      • 90 % of supercomputes with linux

        We already won , 90 % of servers and supercomputers use linux buddy.
        Diego Novo
        • When is an OS

          not considered Linux anymore. Super computers OS's are so customized is it really considered Linux anymore?
          Azzras