By introducing the Surface Membership Plan, Microsoft has enabled smaller businesses as well as individual customers to purchase Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 and Surface 3 devices at an affordable monthly installment. There are three options for the duration of installments including 18, 24 and 30 months.
The all new Microsoft Surface Membership Plan will now allow customers to buy a Surface Book at just US$79.99 (AU$107) per month over 30 months. The monthly installment rate is US$108.99 (AU$146) per month for 18 months and US$89.99 (AU$120) per month for 24 months.
For the Surface Book, a 30-month payment plan for an Intel Core i7 model with 16GB of RAM and 1TB internal storage will cost US$160.99 (AU$215) per month. Customer who opts for an 18-month payment plan will have to pay US$220.99 (AU$296) per month for the same configuration.
The Microsoft Surface Book features a 13.5-inch PixelSense display with a resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels. The device runs on Windows 10 Pro and boasts a battery life of up to 12 hours.
Similarly, depending on the timeline and configuration, the Surface Pro 4 installment amount ranges from $51.99 (AU$70) to up to US$189.99 (AU$254) per month. One can grab a Surface Pro 4 running on Intel Core M processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage for just $51.99 (AU$70) over 30 months. The top model is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor paired with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage.
Microsoft is expected to refresh its Surface Pro line-up this year. Running on Windows 10 Pro, the current generation of Surface Pro 4 sports a 12.3-inch PixelSense display and touts a battery life of up to 9 hours.
The Surface 3 monthly payment rate starts at as low as US$32.99 (AU$44) over 30 months. Those who wish to complete payment by 18 months have to shell out US$48.99 (AU$66) per month.
The Microsoft Surface Membership also includes in-store and phone technical support, one-on-one training and in-store discounts on future purchases. There is also a free Microsoft Complete for business service plan which includes Accidental Damage Protection.It is worth noting that the Surface Membership Plan is subject to prior approval. The installment plans are financed by through LiftForward, confirmed Microsoft.