By Stephen Schenck | May 31, 2013 3:38 PM
One of the oft-cited problems with Microsoft’s Surface tablets is that for a tablet experience that seems so linked to the presence of a keyboard – indeed, Microsoft’s Touch and Type Cover designs were some of our favorite parts of the Surface launch – the keyboard isn’t provided as part of the base Surface package. That might not be the end of the world, were it not for the sky-high prices Microsoft has been asking, wanting $100 for the Touch or $130 for the Type Cover. Thankfully, Microsoft is doing something about that, and for a short time you might be able to score a free keyboard cover with your purchase.
This deal has already been running in Europe, but now Microsoft brings the savings to its fans in the US and Canada, announcing a free keyboard of your choice with the purchase of a Surface RT. That includes both Touch and Type models, as well as limited edition versions featuring art prints.
So, what’s the catch? Well, the Surface Pro isn’t covered, which is a darn shame considering how superior we found the model compared to the Surface RT. This is also a “while supplies last” deal, and it only runs through the end of June. With rumors about new Surface models over the horizon, it might not be the best time to buy last year’s RT, but if you’ve been putting it off, this is a pretty sweet offer, all the same.