If you find yourself wanting to snag a Surface RT for the upcoming school year you should check out the following deal. It’s bonkers. The most basic Surface RT goes for $499, but if you read on you can get it for three hundred dollars less at an insane price of $199.
Since you weren’t born yesterday you probably already know there’s a catch. Well, there’s actually two catches to a deal this good. First, the deal is only available for schools. It’s an offer from Microsoft to K12 and higher education locations. Second, it’s not available just yet. Mary Jo Foley was able to pull a screenshot of the information which is below. The info comes from Microsoft’s Ryan Lowdermilk and appears to have been posted a little early since the page has been pulled from his site.
We’ll of course let you know when the deal does go live, but here are the details anyway.
- Surface RT (32GB) for $199 USD (Normal retail price of $499)
- Surface RT (32GB) with Touch Keyboard Cover for $249 USD (Normal retail price of $599)
- Surface RT (32GB) with Type Keyboard Cover for $289 USD (Normal retail price of $629)
The deal will work for institutions in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China (via Digital China), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.
It’s nice to see such aggressive discounts available directly to schools and universities, even for hardware that will be slightly outdated by the time the new school year rolls around. Plus, with Office preinstalled on the Surface RT it should be a hit at a few institutions.