Microsoft's Surface line of tablet computers is now available to consumers, students and businesses through no-interest payment plans for up to 24 months under financing offers that mimic how smartphones have been sold to consumers for years. The zero percent financing rate is only good for 24 months, however, at which point the annual interest rate rises to 19.99 percent for purchases that are financed for longer periods. See program FAQs and Terms and Conditions for additional information. It's a simple plan to enable customers to jump on the hardware that Microsoft has so meticulously created. At the high end, the Surface Studio starts at $2,999, while organizations have to call Microsoft to get a price on a Surface Hub device. For now, Microsoft has not given any clarity on the discount that buyers will get upon exchanging the old Surface for the new one; the information should be on its way. Extended service plans are also available at extra cost. Those who opt for the business plan will be able to add a number of devices into a single agreement. Business users can even add Office 365 for Business for $8.25 per user per month, and choose more flexible terms of 18, 24, or 30 months, with the ability to upgrade after just 12 months on a 24 month or higher term. Microsoft's Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, Surface Book and Surface Studio are all options under the program.
After 18 months, the buyer will have the option to trade in their Microsoft device for a new one. The idea is that, as a member of this program, you can spread the cost of a new Surface device over two years.
Unlock all the benefits of Surface Plus, including phone and in-store technical support.
In a bid to get more people aboard the Surface boat, Microsoft is launching a subscription model to get its hardware into more businesses and homes.
Stay up to date with the latest technology with the option to upgrade to a new Surface every 18 months.