If great hardware, premium construction and beautiful design are not enough to draw your attention to the new Surface Pro 3, Microsoft has come up with another idea. A very convincing one, we must add. The company has announced a new trade-in offer which will let you receive up to $650 for your MacBook Air toward purchase of the Surface Pro 3. Here’s what you need to do to take advantage of the promotion.
Microsoft trade-in offer – How it works.
Between now and July 31st bring your old MacBook Air to your local Microsoft retail store in the US or Canada. The deal works only in stores and is not available online, so sending the laptop via mail is not an option. In order to be eligible for the offer, the MacBook Air must be in working condition. If the laptop suffered any water damage or has a cracked screen, it won’t qualify. Before submitting your MacBook Air for evaluation you should remove all the data.
Credit of $650 is the maximum you can get for your old MacBook but is not a guaranteed value. The trade-in value can vary and will depend on such factors as the condition of the laptop and availability of documentation and accessories. If, however, you manage to score the maximum credit of $650, it will bring down the price of the Surface Pro 3 from $799 to a budget-friendly $149. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
It’s not a coincidence that the trade-in promotion includes the MacBook Air. During the announcement event of the Surface Pro 3, Surface chief Panos Panay used the MacBook Air as a reference when embracing tablet’s dimensions and weight. Even though the Surface Pro 3 features bigger 12-inch screen than Apple’s tablet, it is still lighter, which according to Microsoft, is a huge advantage when you need productivity device on the go. Add to this hardware keyboard and a Surface Pen and you get a device that can easily replace any laptop. And finally with Microsoft’s new trade-in offer, you can get the latest generation of the Surface Pro much cheaper than you normally would.
Anyone interested swapping from iOS to Windows platform?
more info: Microsoft