Microsoft Surface Book promotion includes free Surface Dock
Unlike the arguably more successful Surface Pro tablet series, the Surface Book has fallen by the wayside with its mixed reviews at launch and failure to grab headlines. A limited time promotion from Microsoft will run until May 22nd in an attempt to reinvigorate the Surface Book for at least the time being. Buyers of a brand new model will receive a $200 USD Surface Dock for free. The dock includes several more ports for the Surface Book and is compatible with both the Surface Pro 3 and Pro 4 tablets as well since it connects via the magnetic charging port of the three devices.
The Surface Book is a high-end detachable that is one of the most powerful in its category. Its workmanship is excellent and its design is unique with four available trim levels. The starting price of $1500 USD, however, likely turned off many potential buyers when it launched last year.
In our review of the Surface Book, we commended its portability, power, and versatility. Unfortunately, connectivity options are limited and it is simply not price competitive when compared to alternatives like the MacBook Pro or even the Surface Pro 4 with TypeCover.
The promotion is available only in specific regions of Europe. Users in North America may remember a similar promotion for the Surface Pro 4 that ran for a limited time last February.