Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 tablet is starting to get a little long in the tooth. It first launched in the fall of 2015 and the company decided not to release a successor for the Windows 10-based product in 2016. Now the company is trying to spur some new interest in the tablet by throwing in a free Surface Dock accessory with any purchase of the Surface Pro 4.
Normally, the Surface Dock costs $199.99, so that’s an excellent freebie for Microsoft to offer any buyer of the Surface Pro 4. It includes the magnetic Surface Connect cable that can quickly be placed on the side of the tablet. The dock is designed so that the Surface Pro 4 can connect to larger displays, thanks to its two mini DisplayPorts. It also has four USB 3.0 ports, an audio out port, and a Gigabit Ethernet port so that the tablet can use a faster wired home or work network. In addition to the Surface Pro 4, the dock can also work with the older Surface Pro 3 tablet, as well as Microsoft’s Surface Book 2-in-1 notebook.
This deal will be available at the Microsoft Store site from now until April 22, so you don’t have a lot of time to take advantage of this free Surface Dock offer. Microsoft is expected to finally announce the Surface Pro 4’s successor, the Surface Pro 5, sometime later this year. Some rumors have claimed the tablet will only get a processor update compared to the Surface Pro 4.