In honour of the summer/back-to-school season, Microsoft is giving students in the US a sweet deal. Students who buy a Surface Pro 4 are being given an XBOX One for free.
The offer is valid up to Aug. 14 and essentially gives buyers a $300 discount while buying the Surface Pro 4 and the XBOX One together, this essentially translates to a free XBOX if you think about it.
The XBOX One with a 500 GB hard disk retails in the US for $299.99, while the Surface starts at $899. If Microsoft were to extend this deal to students in India, then the XBOX One-Surface Pro 4 bundle, which should at least cost Rs. 1,24,980, would cost users only Rs. 89,990, provided the buyer chooses the cheapest Surface Pro 4.
The Surface Pro 4 in India is sold by Amazon as well as Tata Cliq. While the Surface Pro 4 starts at Rs. 89,990 on both the platforms, Tata Cliq, at the time of writing this article, is bundling certain models of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with the Type Cover, detachable keyboard. The Type Cover costs Rs. 12,490 when bought separately.
This news also comes soon after Microsoft announcing its plans to end production of the low-cost Surface 3. While Microsoft doesn't sell this model in India, it sold the Surface Pro 3 through Amazon. The Surface Pro 3 is currently unavailable on Amazon and it currently sells only the Surface Pro 4.