Microsoft Store drops 1tb Surface Book model

Posted August 07, 2017

Microsoft's Surface Laptop, with Windows 10 S, is available as part of the new Surface Plus subscription program, in addition to Surface Pro, Surface Book and Surface Studio.

The gist of the program is that, when you buy any Surface, you'll have the option to enroll in a 24-month repayment plan at 0% interest.

With Surface Plus, you can now pay a low monthly fee for a new Surface device and at the end of the lease term, return it as a trade in for the newest model. Based on the consumer Surface Plus programme, the business variant allows for more flexibility - including 18, 24, or 30-month financing terms and a reduction to 12 months for upgrade eligibility on the 18-month contract - and has no interest applicable.

For example, a Surface Pro with Core m3 processor, 4 GB RAM, and 128 GB storage is $799, but with the Surface Plus program it's $33.29 a month for 24 months.

You can also upgrade to the latest Surface device after just 18 months. Customers also have the option to add the Microsoft Complete extended service plan. That's a good deal if you always planned on getting the next big thing, but you'll pay more than you would if you paid upfront, held onto a machine for a few years and updated later. Microsoft's announcement seemed to imply that the plan includes "Microsoft Complete for Business", a warranty program, but it may just be an option. Extended service plans are also available at extra cost. Surface Plus comes with complementary service and support from Microsoft Stores.

Office 365 for Business:. The idea is that, as a member of this program, you can spread the cost of a new Surface device over two years.

Microsoft wants to make it easier for customers to own and upgrade a Surface device.

Unlock all the benefits of Surface Plus, including phone and in-store technical support. It offers more flexibility on the length of contracts, with the ability to choose between 18-, 24-, or 30-month periods.

The student plan is called Surface Plus, while the plan for SMBs, Surface Plus for Business, is a revamping of Microsoft's older Surface Membership lease plan.