Microsoft's new payment plan makes Surface devices more affordable

Microsoft's new payment plan makes Surface devices more affordable

Microsoft's new payment plan makes Surface devices more affordable

A big selling point for this plan is that fact that customers can upgrade to the latest Surface model after an 18-month period.

Note: It seems the Surface Plus webpages linked above are not yet active and their availability may be tied to the 9:00 AM PT launch of this new service.

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 Microsoft continues to push Surface towards its education audience, the company is today launching a new Surface Plus financing/subscription program geared towards students.

Taking a cue from the smartphone industry, Microsoft's new Surface Plus program now provides flexible financing for both individuals and businesses.

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When it comes to Windows-based computers, Microsoft's Surface family are among the best on the market thanks to first-party status, handsome designs, great performance and excellent build quality. There is also the added bonus of support from Microsoft Stores, and the Microsoft Complete extended service plan.

-Device upgrades: Customers can upgrade to the latest Surface after just 18 months.

The Surface Plus for Business program offers enterprise-grade services and support, and the other benefits as seen below. Business users can even add Office 365 for Business for $8.25 per user per month, and choose more flexible terms of 18, 24, or 30 months, with the ability to upgrade after just 12 months on a 24 month or higher term.

In the education space, Microsoft's Surface devices face tough competition from Google's (goog) Chromebook barebones laptops, which account for over half of the 12.6 million PCs shipped to US schools in 2016, according to a report by GeekWire.

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. Businesses can also expand or reduce their device fleet mid-term.

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