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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
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       27 Oct 2016 #1

    Surface helps Apple MacBook owners trade up to Pen and on-screen touch


    Receive up to $650 off a Surface Pro or Surface Book when trading-in a MacBook



    Yesterday we introduced the world to the newest members of the Surface family, including the Surface Studio—a new class of device that turns your desk into a creative studio. We also unveiled the Surface Book with Performance Base that boasts 30% more battery life and twice the graphics processing performance compared to the original Surface Book. These devices join the Surface family, which has been built from the ground up with innovation at the heart. Surfaces are designed to dissolve the barriers between device and human interaction, ultimately helping people achieve more.

    No device line up can match the performance, portability and versatility of the Surface family.

    Today, we are announcing a limited-time “trade up” offer to invite more people to experience Surface. If you have a Mac but want to experience the ultimate laptop with on-screen touch, Surface and Microsoft Store are here for you. Starting today, anyone in the U.S. can trade in their MacBook Pro or MacBook Air at a Microsoft Store or online for up to $650 off a Surface Book or Surface Pro.



    People who have Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book love them. Surface has one of the highest levels customer satisfaction of any device. When we ask people what they love their Surface a few things stand out. They love that its powerful enough for any task they throw at it. They love all-day battery life. They love the ability to detach the screen and transform it into a tablet. They love how pen and touch enable them to create in new and unique ways. The versatility and benefits of Surface are unmatched.



    97% of people that have a Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book use touch input regularly. Surface owners tell us that they can’t imagine using a laptop without touch due to its ease and convenience. Surface fans use touch and pen to take notes at the click of the Surface Pen and go from idea to creation without having to hop between devices.

    You can’t do that on a Mac.

    Surface Pro starts at $899 and Surface Book starts at $1499. The trade-in offer will be available through Microsoft Stores in the U.S. and at Microsoft.com starting today through November 10, 2016.

    More information on what we launched yesterday can be found here.

    *Offer valid from October 27, 2016 12:00AM PST, to November 10, 2016, 11:59PM PST, while supplies last. Available only in Microsoft retail and online store in the United States (including Puerto Rico).


    Source: Surface helps Apple MacBook owners trade up to Pen and on-screen touch | Microsoft Devices Blog
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
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    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       27 Oct 2016 #2

    Looks like war has been declared.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 1,145
    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       27 Oct 2016 #3

    War, War! "you can't do that on a Mac"
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  4. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 13,404
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       28 Oct 2016 #4

    List of devices the Macusers can trade in: Welcome to CEXCHANGE!


    And no non-functioning garage sale crapola:
    To receive full store credit towards the purchase of a new select Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book, customer must trade-in qualifying Macbook Air or Pro device (excludes iPads) subject to these terms. To be eligible for trade-in, you must own the qualifying device, device must power on battery must hold charge and not be required to be plugged in to operate, and be in fully functional, working condition without broken/missing components, cracked display/housing, liquid damage, modification(s) or have device warranty seal broken to be considered working. Cannot be password protected, and include original chargers/accessories. Must contain hard drive. Any appraised value will be determined at trade-in and provided as a Microsoft online store redemption code and is valid online only
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  5. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT
       30 Oct 2016 #5

    One has to wonder what they will do with them after you trade them in? Enviro depot?
    One has to also wonder how many Mac owners would actually take Microsoft up on the offer?
    I'm guessing most would just wait for Apple to release a new Mac with those features added?
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       30 Oct 2016 #6

    Bill gates will probably re-cycle them quietly through one of his good causes

    Mac owners would have a long wait, Apple would have to invent a few more patents, before they could start copying
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  7. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT
       30 Oct 2016 #7

    Barman58 said: View Post
    Bill gates will probably re-cycle them quietly through one of his good causes
    After installing Bootcamp, and Windows 10?
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  8. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 13,404
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       30 Oct 2016 #8

    Developers also need machines hooked up to Azure for testing their cross platform/OS apps.
    Maybe they have a Laptop Farm somewhere in a secrete bunker....

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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       30 Oct 2016 #9

    There are actually sources for the drivers for direct installation on Mac hardware so no need for boot-camp, though I haven't done it myself I've seen the working kit
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  10. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 7,967
    Windows 10 IoT
       30 Oct 2016 #10

    Barman58 said: View Post
    There are actually sources for the drivers for direct installation on Mac hardware so no need for boot-camp, though I haven't done it myself I've seen the working kit
    After I posted it accrued to me that, that might be possible. Now that Windows 10 supports UEFI, etc. Anyway, very interesting that Microsoft is doing this. I couldn't afford one even if I had a MAC to trade in. Way outside my PC budget for either bit of kit.
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