Microsoft now lets you pay for a Surface-branded device like you would your smartphone. The program, called Surface Plus and launching today, will allow consumers to pay for a Surface Pro, Surface Book, Surface Studio, or Surface Laptop in installments over 24 months. The company will even let you upgrade to the newest model of the device after 18 months. There’s also 0% APR for the first two years and 19.99% APR afterward.
Microsoft says this new program would benefit both regular consumers and students who are looking for a new computer to go off to school with. Considering it’s already August, this is a pretty good time to launch such an initiative. You know, as long as everyone hasn’t already bought a new PC.
In addition, Microsoft is launching Surface Plus for Business that lets businesses finance multiple Surface devices at once (including the 55-inch Surface Hub) and pay for them over flexible 18, 24, or 30-month installments. Companies will be able to upgrade the devices after 12 months on the 24-month plan and after 18 months on the 30-month plan. You can also pay an additional $8.25/month/user for Office 365, while the Microsoft Complete for Business extended service plan comes included to cover any accidents that may occur with a device.
Microsoft says Surface Plus and Surface Plus for Business will launch later today exclusively in the U.S. Customers can sign up for the program at a Microsoft Store or by enrolling online.