Need a New Microsoft Gadget? Upgrade With 'Surface Plus'

Microsoft launches Surface Plus upgrade plan

The Business offering also allows financing of a 55-inch Surface Hub, Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book, and Surface Studio. On the, uh, surface, the Surface Plus plan for individuals looks quite inviting: A new Surface Pro 2017, for example, only costs $34 per month for 24 months; Surface Laptops run $42 per month, and Surface Books $63 per month. The Surface Laptop launched two weeks before the quarter ended, minimizing the impact on the company's quarterly results. They get a 0 percent annual percentage rate but it's just for 24 months. If the financing goes beyond that length, the interest rate jumps to 19.99% April, however.

By providing monthly payment options to purchase the Surface machines, Microsoft is doing the right thing to "lower the barriers to entry for what are fairly pricey machines for the most part, as Microsoft has stayed firmly above the fray with its Surface line, in contrast to the much lower overall average selling prices of Windows PCs", he said.

If you're in the market for a Surface Pro or other Surface device but you don't have the cash to pay for it upfront, Microsoft has a new option: the Surface Plus Program for financing the device. Additional benefits for customers who shop at Microsoft Stores include a 30 day hassle free return policy, a Surface training and health check, and a year of free in-store support and technical assistance.

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. Corporate customers using the plan can buy Surface devices for employees and pay in 18, 24, or 30-month installments.

All customers on this program will have the option to add the Microsoft Complete extended service plan.

It's unclear how much money people will save through the upgrade because it depends on the kind of Surface device involved. "Surface Plus and Surface Plus for Business are flexible financing options created to help more people and businesses take advantage of the power of Surface".

Presently, both the Surface Plus and Surface Plus for Business programmes are USA exclusives.

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