Hours after Apple launched its new Macbook Pro, Microsoft has made a surprising announcement with the launch of its new Surface Book i7. Anyone in the U.S. can barter their old MacBook Air or MacBook Pro at the Microsoft Store (retail or online) for up to $650 off the purchase of a new Surface Pro or Surface Book. This offer is valid until 11:59 p.m. Pacific on November 10, 2016, till the supplies last. Yup.
All you have to do is visit their website https://microsoftsurfacetrade.cexchange.com/online/home/index.rails and look for the deal that suits you best, give Microsoft your old laptop and accessories. You then receive a promo code on your mail which you will have to use at checkout to get your discount.
Under this alluring deal, the Surface Pro, which originally starts at $899 — can be bought for $250 and the Surface Book, which starts at $1,499 — can be bought for $850. Depending on the model you want to barter, you might have to pay more than that.
To make these offers more lucrative and enticing, Microsoft is attracting potential buyers with its one liners like, “No device line up can match the performance, portability and versatility of the Surface family” and “If you have a Mac but want to experience the ultimate laptop with on-screen touch, Surface and Microsoft Store are here for you.”
Though the Microsoft offer is persuasive, its a known fact that Apple has the reputation of having a rather loyal customer base. Moreover, considering the differences between operating a Macbook and a Windows device, it is very unlikely that a lot of users will be actually attracted towards this exchange scheme from Microsoft. Nevertheless, there’s no harm in attempting such a feat, specially when you have devices like Surface Studio and Surface book up your sleeves.
Let us know in the comments if you’ll be wiling to switch to a Surface device from your current Macbook.