The deal sees the 64GB Surface Pro drop to $799, with the 128GB model falling to $899. The discounts do not include a Touch or Type Cover.
Bar the storage, both models have identical specs including Windows 8 Pro, a 10.6-inch 1920 x 1200 resolution display and a third-generation Core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM.
However, while the recent Surface RT discounts are permanent, Microsoft has confirmed that these discounts will only run from August 4 to August 29 and will only be available in the U.S, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The deals are now available from Microsoft’s website.
A big part of stock analyst Brian White’s reasoning, reported by Apple Insider, is what he calls “insatiable demand” for the iPad mini in Hong Kong and China.
White, of Topeka Capital Markets, said his checks in China and Hong Kong found that nearly all models of the 7.9-inch iPad mini were completely sold out this week.
"Prior to the China launch, we indicated that the iPad mini would be the 'next big thing in China' and we believe this phenomenon is starting to develop," he said. "In our view, the smaller form factor and lower price point will allow Apple to sell the iPad mini in more meaningful volumes versus the regular-size [...]
Chinese website Xinhua reports that Ericsson surveyed 47,500 internet users aged between 16 and 60 in 58 countries in Q1 of this year, and found that tablet usage was highest in Hong Kong, where 34% of web users claim to own a tablet PC.
Penetration in Singapore was not exactly bad either at 31% with the research firm believing that tablet adoption in the country will incredibly almost double to 60% of web users by the end of 2012.
Similar trends exist for smartphones, with Singapore (74%) and Hong Kong (73%) once again right at the top of things, followed somewhat surprisingly by the United Arab Emirates in third place. Approximately 64% of adults in the [...]