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 [...]