Surface Plus 24 Month Payment Plan Unveiled By Microsoft

Surface Plus 24 Month Payment Plan Unveiled By Microsoft

Surface Plus 24 Month Payment Plan Unveiled By Microsoft

The Surface Plus program covers all Microsoft Surface devices, be it the Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, Surface Book or Surface Studio.

The gist of the program is that, when you buy any Surface, you'll have the option to enroll in a 24-month repayment plan at 0% interest. As long as you have been making regular payments and haven't fallen behind, you will be eligible to upgrade to a brand-new device after 18 months. These financing options are designed to be flexible and help more people and businesses take advantage of the power of Surface to create, collaborate, learn, and get things done. The interest free period is described by Microsoft as 'promotional' and applies only to accounts with financing service Klarna held in good standing up to the 24-month period. Businesses can upgrade their devices after 12 months on a 24-month purchase plan or after 18 months on a 30-month plan, and can also expand or reduce the number of devices they are using midterm, according to Microsoft. As Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet notes, it isn't at all clear how Surface Plus for Business compares to - or works with - last year's Surface as a Service business leasing program. Customers will also be granted a 30-day return window, and can choose to avail the Microsoft Complete extended service plan.

To get a Surface device under this plan, you'll have to apply online at the Microsoft.com site or through one of the physical Microsoft Stores. With PC competition so fierce, Microsoft is getting creative in ways to make the Surface more affordable - and to make students and individual buyers pause before buying a new Apple Mac. All of the business machines ship with Win 10 Pro, and Office 365 adds $8/month to the cost.

Described by Liz Hamren, corporate vice president of device marketing at Microsoft, in the launch announcement as 'flexible financing options created to help more people and businesses take advantage of the power of Surface, ' the new programme is effectively the combination of zero-percent financing and an 18 month upgrade cycle. Instead of paying the entire cost of a laptop or tablet upfront, this new plan spreads payments over two years on a contract.

Unlock all the benefits of Surface Plus, including phone and in-store technical support.

In the market for a new Microsoft Surface for school this fall?

Related news