You might be thinking, "Doesn't Microsoft always give students a 10 percent discount on Surface tablets?" The answer is yes, though student discounts typically only apply to the retail cost. This time around, students can apply a special student discount of up to $150 to the marked down pricing for Surface Pro 3.
What that boils down to is up to $300 off select Surface Pro 3 models. Here's a look at how it shakes out:
- Core i3-4020Y, 4GB RAM, 64GB: $799 - $79.90 = $719.10
- Core i5-4300U, 4GB RAM, 128GB: $999 - $250 = $749
- Core i5-4300U, 8GB RAM, 256GB: $1,299 - $300 = $999
- Core i7-4650U, 8GB RAM, 256GB: $1,549 - $300 = $1,249
- Core i7-4650U, 8GB RAM, 512GB: $1,949 - $300 = $1,649
Arguably the two most interesting deals are the Core i5 models with 8GB and 4GB of RAM, both of which are under a grand after stacking a student discount on top of the sale price. And to sweeten the pot even more, Microsoft will toss in a free sleeve (worth $40) if you make a purchase by October 10 (note that the sale prices are good until September 12, and the special student discount is good until September 26).
Go here to take advantage of the deal.