Girl drawing on a Surface Pro 4 in classroom

Microsoft just announced great savings on the Surface Pro 4

Microsoft is offering the best start to the new school year by announcing great savings on the Surface Pro 4.

The deal means a 128GB, Intel Core m3 Surface Pro 4 plus Surface type cover is available from just £649 for a limited time. The bundle includes the Surface Pro 4 and a Type Cover in black, blue, red or teal. For an extra £25, customers can upgrade their Type Cover to the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint ID , or a Surface Pro Signature Type Cover in burgundy, cobalt blue or platinum.

Shoppers can also save £20 on Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal when purchased with the bundle.

Meanwhile, the burgundy, graphite gold and cobalt blue versions of the Surface Laptop can now be pre-ordered in the UK. The device, which is made for Windows 10 S, boasts a 7th Generation Intel Core processor, 14.5 hours of battery life and Alcantara material on the keyboard. The 13.5-inch PixelSense Display, made with edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass 3, contains 3.4 million pixels and is the thinnest LCD touch screen display on any laptop. The colour versions are available for pre-order at £1,249, with the product due to ship on August 24. The Platinum version is available now, starting at £979.

Full- and part-time students, teachers and parents purchasing on behalf of students and school employees can save 10% on Microsoft Surface. This includes secondary schools, universities, colleges, and technical schools. Schools and universities can buy software and other devices at a special price, too. Simply verify your academic status by using your school email account, a school account (if your school is part of the Shibboleth internet verification system), an international Student Identity Card, verification code or valid academic documentation.