Microsoft Surface Membership Plans Allow Businesses To Finance New Convertibles

Thinking about financing a convertible? Microsoft has your back, though we're not about automobiles here, but 2-in-1 devices such as select Surface Pro models and the Surface Book. Through a new Surface Membership option, you can choose to pay off one or more qualifying Surface Pro and Surface Book convertibles in monthly payments rather than pony up for the full amount.

"Join now to get the latest Surface devices, including the option to upgrade when available. Keep your business running smoothly in the office or out in the field with support and in-store training, 7 days per week. Plus, manage your budget more easily by choosing affordable monthly payments over costly, one-time purchases," Microsoft explains.

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The Surface Membership option is for businesses only, not individuals. In addition to spreading out payments over a series of months, other perks include one-on-one personal training, member discounts, and phone support seven days a week. And on the warranty side of the equation, members benefit from an extended service plan that includes accidental damage protection.

Your business can buy one or more Surface 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book devices through this new membership plan, with payment options of 18 months, 24 months, and 30 months. The longer the payment plan the more you'll spend, but if your business has you on a strict monthly budget, this is one way to go about it.

Pricing starts at $32.99 per month for a Surface 3, $51.99 per month for a Surface Pro 4, and $79.99 per month for a Surface Book. Higher end configurations add to the cost, and of course choosing fewer months ups the payments, though it'll cost you more in the long run. For example, a Surface Book with a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of built-in storage runs $79.99/month for a total cost of $2,399.70, though over the long haul of a 24 month plan ($89.99/month) you'll pay $2,159.76. For the 18 month option ($108.99/month), the long term cost is reduced to $1,961.82.

Microsoft is offering these payment plans through LiftForward, which handles the application process. Go here to get started (or to just poke around).