In a move that should surprise few, that August price cut for Microsoft’s Surface Pro — which now starts at $799 for the 64GB version — will remain in effect permanently. WPCentral has also revealed a $40 discount on Touch Covers, that now start at $79, and $50 off of the Surface RT tablet / touch cover bundle that starts at $399. The bundle pricing should kick in today although we’re not seeing it live on the Microsoft Store yet. According to a statement from Microsoft (included after the break) this is based on customer’s “exciting” response to the recent price drops. So, is this enough of a push for you to grab a slate (or two) right now, or would you rather wait for the sequel?
Update: While the original Surface Pro discount only applied in a few locales, we’re hearing that the price in several European countries is also dropping by 100 euros. Word on price cuts for the accessories has varied, so depending on your location you may want to keep an eye out.