Microsoft Is Making It Easier For Businesses To Own Surface Hardware

Omar Sohail
Posted Jun 9, 2016
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We’re not sure why Microsoft didn’t think of this earlier, but something is still better than nothing. The tech giant has introduced pricing plans that will make its Surface lineup of products much easier to purchase without spending a fortune on them in a single spending frenzy.

Here Are The Payment Plans Microsoft Has Introduced For Business Owners To Make It Easier To Own Surface Hardware

Microsoft is calling its latest program the Surface Membership Plan and what it does is that it allows small businesses to keep up with the latest Surface hardware and buy the devices on a monthly payment plan, which is financially sounder than purchasing expensive products in a single go. The Surface Membership Plan will start at $32.99 per month, and business owners will receive the latest Surface devices, accessories, support, and of course training.

The membership plan includes the following products:

  • Surface Book
  • Surface Pro 4
  • Surface 3

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Microsoft has given business owners a perk by giving them free upgrades when newer models become available to purchase. Additional details of The Surface Membership include the following:

  • Setup
  • Personal training
  • In-store tech support
  • An extended service plan
  • Accidental Damage Protection

Keep in mind that depending on the model and whether you stretch out the payments over 18, 24 or 30 months, the monthly payout will definitely vary. However, right now, the cheapest solution for business owners is purchasing a basic Surface Pro 3 for $33 per month over a period of 30 months. The most expensive will come from the company’s highest configured Surface Book model, and for the monthly payment of $221, you get a 1TB of flash memory, 16 GB RAM, and Intel i7 Skylake processor and dedicated GPU.

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Unfortunately, at the end of the day, Microsoft will be charging you more for the entire membership. For example, you will end up paying $990 for the Surface 3 model for a period of 30 months, while if you decide to shell out money on the slate right away, it will set you back by $600 for the tablet but with no extras. While this payment plan has been made solely for business owners and not separate individuals, you can still opt to sign up for the membership plan, but it will also mean that you will have to go through the tedious process of setting up everything through Microsoft’s financing partner LiftForward to handle all the monthly payments and credit applications.

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Do you guys think that this is a good way to get closer to business owners? Let us know your thoughts right away.

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