Microsoft wants you to upgrade to a new Surface every 18 months

Microsoft launches Surface Plus upgrade plan

Microsoft's new Surface Plus programs for consumers and businesses have flexible financing and additional support for Microsoft device customers. Customers can spread the cost of a Surface device over 24 months with zero interest and can upgrade at 18 months if the device is returned in good condition.

The Surface Plus and Surface for Plus for Business are available for United States customers and businesses online and in-store.

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Microsoft just announced a new financing option for Surface Laptops, Surface Pro 2017s, Surface Books and Surface Studios. If you go with the least-capable Surface Pro 2017, you end up with an m3 processor, 4 GB, 128 GB storage, built-in graphics and a Standard one-year limited warranty - for $799, or $33 per month.

It's similar to plans you've seen before with AT&T, Verizon and other phone carriers that allow people to pay for new phones on a monthly basis and swap them in for newer models.

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Microsoft Store benefits: All customers who shop at Microsoft Store enjoy access to benefits like a 30-day hassle free return policy, a Surface training and health check as well as a year of free in-store support and technical assistance. Businesses can opt for an 18-, 24-, or 30-month contract and upgrade their devices after 12 months on the 24-month plan or after 18 months on the 30-month plan, as well as "expand or reduce their fleet mid-term". It also revealed a new version of the Surface Pen, with color options to match its latest Windows 10 devices. Surface Plus for Business will also let businesses get Office 365 for Business with an additional $8.25 per user per month.

Device Protection: Surface Plus for Business offers peace of mind with the Microsoft Complete for Business extended service plan with accidental damage protection. Like the new Surface Laptop, the new Surface Pen was advertised as being available in multiple colors, in this case, Platinum, Burgundy, Black, and Cobalt Blue.

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