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The fine print behind Microsoft's new Surface financing plan, Surface Plus

August 21 2017, 06:30 | Alexander Lowe

Microsoft Announces Surface Plus For Business Program

Microsoft launches Surface Plus upgrade plan

You won't pay any interest, and will just be charged the normal price of the Surface hardware providing you opt for a 24-month payment plan - any longer than a two-year contract and interest kicks in at 19.99% April for subsequent years. If you are a student and already busy as school is about to start, you can get yourself a Surface Book, Surface Pro or Surface Laptop.

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.

A couple of years ago Microsoft announced a program called Surface Membership that allowed small to medium sized business to finance the acquisition of Surface hardware to help these companies modernize their hardware without large upfront purchase obligations.

Business customers can select from any mixture of devices from the Surface portfolio, and can fold any number of those devices into a single single agreement, the post said.

You can enroll in Surface Plus from Microsoft's online store, or at the physical Microsoft Stores. All of the business machines ship with Win 10 Pro, and Office 365 adds $8/month to the cost.

Surface Plus for Business comes with the Microsoft Complete for Business extended service plan, and it also provides accidental damage protection. As an added benefit, Surface Plus will also get you a 30-day, no-questions-asked return policy on your Surface, as well as a year of free in-store technical support.

Flexible Terms: Businesses can choose flexible 18, 24, or 30 month periods, with the ability to upgrade devices after just 12 months on a 24-month term (after 18 months on the 30-month term).

Good news, Surface fans: You can now preorder Microsoft's improved new Surface Pen in additional colors.

Promotional 0% April available to qualified customers and subject to credit approval by Klarna.

Low monthly payments: Customers can purchase a Surface device with an easy, 24-month payment plan at 0% April. Financing issued by WebBank, member FDIC, and serviced by Klarna.



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