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 (opens in new tab).

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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  • I love Surface 😊
  • Great to see the passion of the team and that most of the team is still there. Speaks volumes, really. Hope Microsoft continues to support them.
  • When I clicked on the link in the article it took me to the store where the Pro has already been on sale at $200 off from 2/4 through 2/28. Maybe something different will happen on 2/17? Dunno.
  • Own SP3 i5 128GB with Signature Alcantara Typecover. Still a great device.
  • Too bad the thing launched as a relative rip-off of about $200 over its predecessor, thanks to moving the Surface Pen from $50 to $100 and taking it out of the purchase, while also raising the base device costs $50 or more, depending on the model chosen. As much as I used to like the Surface Pro, Microsoft's just priced it poorly this generation and made it a terrible value, somethg in-line with an Apple device, and in the worst way. It's very hard to recommend something with an m3 CPU, 4 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage when a decent Dell can be had for abotu the same price with an i5, and double the RAM and storage. Wish MS would stop trying to punish its customers for their loyalty to the brand, but that's clearly their way. It's another sad manner in which MS continues to try to mimic Apple. Grante,d I'm not that concerned as the emergence of Raven Ridge leaves me totally uninterested in anything Intel-based in 2018. Not interseted in accepting the poor iGPU and less secure CPUs of Intel.