Microsoft Is Offering a Trade-In Deal for Surface Tablets


Own an older Surface tablet? For a limited time, Microsoft is letting Surface owners trade in their tablets for credit towards a Surface 3.

The deal, valid until March 8, offers up to $650 in credit for your existing Surface. That credit can then be applied to an upgrade to the new Surface Pro 3. The deal is only valid through Microsoft’s website in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

The Surface Pro 3 is being marketed as an alternative to the traditional laptop. The Pro 3 offers a 12-inch screen and Intel Core processor. The device comes packaged as a tablet, but can be transformed into a laptop with the Type Cover and Touch Cover keyboards.

The trade-in deal is a part of Microsoft’s efforts to boost sales for the new tablet. Microsoft is also offering a $100 discount on the Pro 3 until February 28. Included in that promotional discount is the Intel Core i3, 64GB edition of the Surface Pro 3.

Microsoft is offering up to $650 in credits, but how much you actually receive will depend on which Surface tablet you own and its condition. Currently, the $650 is only being given to those who trade in the 256GB i3 Surface Pro 3 with the Type Keyboard. Naturally, the less expensive models will demand a lesser trade-in value. The 64GB Surface Pro 2, for instance, will only give you $189 in credit.

The trade-in process is simple and starts on Microsoft’s website. From here, you can find out how much your Surface is worth. If you agree on the trade-in value, you can send your tablet to Microsoft along with any accessories. Microsoft will then email you a promotional code that you can use towards the purchase of a Surface Pro 3.

Microsoft is only accepting Surface tablets that are in good working condition. Trade-in promo codes are only valid through April 8.


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