Microsoft has already a back to school deal, launching today. The deal is in celebration of the Windows 10 anniversary.
Microsoft gives you a free Xbox One with the purchase of a Surface Pro 4. The Windows maker is taking $300 off when you buy a Surface Pro 4 and Xbox One.
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"So basically a free Xbox One with the purchase of a Surface Pro 4," said Terry Myerson, head of Windows and devices at Microsoft, in an interview with The Verge. The Surface Pro 4 back-to-school launches today today and will run until August 14th. The deal expires before the Xbox One S ships end of August. The Xbox One S is not eligible for the discount.
The Verge report points out that this offer is just for students, but Ars Technica reports that the deal will be available to all consumers in celebration of the Windows 10 anniversary.
Microsoft will be releasing a Windows 10 Anniversary update on August 2. Windows 10 shipped on July 29, 2015. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will come a couple days later for some reason than the actual anniversary.
Microsoft announced earlier this week to discontinue the Surface 3 end of the year. The Surface 3 is much more affordable than the Surface Pro 4, but lacks its performance. The Surface Pro 4 is definitely more fun to work with. The free Xbox One deal makes the Surface Pro 4 quite attractive now. If you have been on the fence to get one, now is the time.
We expect the Xbox One / Surface Pro 4 deal to go live on the Microsoft store by 10am PDT.
The Surface Pro 4 and Xbox One deal is live on the Microsoft Store. The offer is though only for students. "Students save $300 with the purchase of Surface and Xbox." The bundle is not just limited to the Surface Pro 4. Students can also selec the Surface Book.
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When selecting the cheapest Surface Pro 4, you end up paying $878 for the Surface Pro 4 128GB Intel Core m3 and Xbox One 500GB Gears of War. The bundle also includes a free game, additional controller and $50 gift code.