Microsoft launches Surface Plus upgrade plan

  • Microsoft launches Surface Plus upgrade plan

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.

Today, Microsoft unveils Surface Plus - a new payment plan program for purchasers of the Microsoft Surface line of laptops and desktop PCs. Instead of paying the entire cost of a laptop or tablet upfront, this new plan spreads payments over two years on a contract.

- 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).

You can enroll in Surface Plus from Microsoft's online store, or at the physical Microsoft Stores.

You may recall that Microsoft introduced its new Surface Pen-which offers tilt support and 4096 pressure levels-at the same China-based event at which it unveiled its new Surface Pro. Financing issued by WebBank, member FDIC, and serviced by Klarna. The company is only offering the 55in model at this time but knowing that these devices have been popular with corporations, it's good to see the company expanding the ways smaller organizations can finance these devices.

Office 365 for Business:. Businesses also will be able to upgrade their devices just after one year if they opt for the 24-month payment plan or after 17 months if they opt for the longer 30-month payment plan.

Businesses can expand or reduce their device fleet mid-term. Surface Plus for Business lets SMBs add as many devices as needed, and a mix of models, to a single agreement.

"Whether it's a Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, Surface Book, or Surface Studio-Surface Plus provides a simple, no-hassle plan to help students unlock their productivity and be more creative with Surface", Liz Hamren, corporate vice president of Microsoft devices marketing, wrote in a blog post.

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