Microsoft celebrates Surface Pro's fifth anniversary with $200 discount

It's been five years since Microsoft launched the original Surface Pro, and the company is celebrating with a discount on its latest iteration. Over President's Day weekend, customers in the U.S. can pick up the Surface Pro (2017) at a $200 discount from Microsoft.

Along with announcing the upcoming discount today, Microsoft's Devices chief, Panos Panay, reflected on the past five years in a new blog post:

When we first launched it was rare to spot a student, a work traveler, or an artist out in public with a Surface Pro, each time we saw one we would snap a picture, talk to the customer and find out what they loved about the device. Now five years on, we scarcely go a day without seeing one, from the dad who uses his Surface Pro as his work machine during the day and to track his son's golf scores on the course, to the two women studying in a coffee shop in Korea, to the surgeon checking records at his patient's bedside, we never tire of hearing the stories of our customers.Today, we feel both fortunate and proud that this vision of Surface has become a reality with people using Surface Pro every day and loving the experience.

According to Microsoft, the $200 discount will kick off at 12 a.m. PST on February 17 and run through 11:59 p.m. on February 19. The offer is only valid for "select" Surface Pro devices and doesn't include the Surface Pro with LTE. And for more on Surface Pro's journey, be sure to check out Panay's full remarks.

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