Microsoft gets serious about boosting Surface sales with new subscription program

Leigh Mccormick
August 2, 2017

Microsoft's Surface Plus program will let you pay for the device in installments and upgrade after 18 months.

You can enroll in Surface Plus from Microsoft's online store, or at the physical Microsoft Stores.

You won't pay any interest, and will just be charged the normal price of the Surface hardware providing you opt for a 24-month payment plan - any longer than a two-year contract and interest kicks in at 19.99% April for subsequent years.

As Microsoft continues to push Surface towards its education audience, the company is today launching a new Surface Plus financing/subscription program geared towards students.

Beginning today at 9:00 a.m. PT, we're excited to announce the availability of Surface Plus and Surface Plus for Business; flexible financing options created to help more people and businesses take advantage of the power of Surface.

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When it comes to Windows-based computers, Microsoft's Surface family are among the best on the market thanks to first-party status, handsome designs, great performance and excellent build quality.

- Flexible Terms: Businesses can choose flexible 18, 24, or 30 month periods, with the ability to upgrade devices after just 12 months on a 24-month term (after 18 months on the 30-month term). Customers also have the option to add the Microsoft Complete extended service plan.

Surface Plus for Business likewise helps small and medium-sized businesses add multiple devices of different types to a single agreement, including even the 55-inch Surface Hub. Included in the perks are 10% off future Microsoft products, a 30-day return policy, a free year of in-store support, and, best of all, the option to upgrade to a newer Surface model after 18 months.

Developed with Microsoft's N-trig technology, the new Surface Pen includes tilt detection, 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, and just 21ms of latency, which prompted the company to declare it "the fastest digital pen on the planet" in May.

Office 365 for Business: For an additional $8.25 per user per month, businesses can enjoy the ultimate productivity experience on Surface. Businesses can also expand or reduce their device fleet mid-term.

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