A combination of deals from the Microsoft Store could have you making off with a Surface Pro 2 at a great price, so long as you're a current student or teacher. Microsoft's education site already provides a solid 10 percent discount on most everything from the store, including the Surface Pro 2, but a current end of the school year promotion will shave an additional $100 off your purchase if you use a promo code.
After adding a Surface Pro 2 of any capacity to your cart, enter the promo code "GRADUATION" to receive an additional $100 off, knocking the 64GB model down to $709, 128GB to $799.10, 256GB to $1,069.10 and finally 512GB model to $1,519.10. Depending on your state you'll be paying sales tax on top of that, but the store is also offering free shipping on all orders. Interestingly the deal doesn't seem to be Surface 2 Pro specific, and is also working on some other laptops on the store.
If you're not looking to spend so much and think your needs will be served by a Surface 2 instead, the 10 percent educational discount drops the 32GB version to just $404.10 and 64GB to $494.10. Best of all, the Surface 2 LTE is eligible for the $100 discount like the Surface Pro 2 because it is over $599 retail price, dropping the final price to just $511.10 — down from $679, or almost 25 percent off — after the promo code is applied.
Although Microsoft doesn't make you jump through any official hoops — aside from simply selecting a school with no verification — to get into the education website and make a purchase, the fine print does indicate that it has the right to charge you the difference between the standard and education discount price if you're found to not actually be an active student or teacher. If you are in the position to take advantage, though, this is a pretty awesome deal.
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