1. sicunder36's Avatar
    Today microsoft released its much awaited surface pro 4 in india. But the price certainly came as an unpleasant surprise. A whopping sum of Rs 89990 (US $1352) and that's without the keyboard. Keyboard is gonna cost Rs 12500 (US$188) extra. I understand the logistics of transport and distribution and taxation from Indian government must have contributed to it a bit. But even then this is still US $ 352 more than the price in USA per tablet. But the difference between the US and India prices of Apple products is significantly lower.

    May be i am looking at it from the wrong perspective. Surfacepro 4 is a macbook and an ipad pro combined with a single OS. So may be I should compare it with the combined cost of an ipad pro and a macbook in India or for that matter even US costs of an ipad pro and a macbook combined. Then even the indian prices for the surface line will seem fair. Most people i know who own a mac also own an ipad.

    But then what's to stop me from just asking a US based friend to get me a lenovo thinkpad - the shiny new one which comes with an international warranty?

    So my dear desis and pardesis, will you still buy a surface pro in India? (Of course this discussion is meant for people who want the pen functionality, there are are hundreds of cheap windows laptops available in india without the pen).
    01-07-2016 01:03 PM
  2. seq1's Avatar
    I know it's sad that MS launched the SP4 for such a high price. I was expecting it for ₹75000 ($1122). I would have ordered it on 7th Jan if it had been launcehd at that price. I hope they reduce the price within the first month.

    Below is the difference in pricing: [1USD = 66.89 INR | 1 GBP = 97.13 INR]

    US
    Surface Pro 4

    4GB i5 - ₹66823 ($999)
    8GB i5 - ₹86890 ($1299)
    8GB i7 - ₹106957 ($1599)

    iPad Pro (Gold)
    128GB/WiFi - ₹63478 ($949)
    128GB/WiFi + Cellular - ₹72174 ($1079)

    iPhone 6s (Gold)
    16GB - ₹43412 ($649)
    64GB - ₹50101 ($749)

    UK
    Surface Pro 4

    4GB i5 - ₹82461 (849)
    8GB i5 - ₹104800 (1079)
    8GB i7 - ₹126170 (1299)

    iPad Pro (Gold)
    128GB/WiFi - ₹77605 (799)
    128GB/WiFi + Cellular - ₹87318 (899)

    iPhone 6s (Gold)
    16GB - ₹52352 (539)
    64GB - ₹60122 (619)


    INDIA
    Surface Pro 4

    4GB i5 - ₹89990 ($1345.34)
    8GB i5 - ₹120990 ($1808.79)
    8GB i7 - ₹144990 ($2167.59)

    iPad Pro (Gold)
    128GB/WiFi - ₹79900 ($1195.84)
    128GB/WiFi + Cellular - ₹91900 ($1373.90)

    iPhone 6s (Gold)
    16GB - ₹51399 ($768.41)
    64GB - ₹60369 ($902.51)


    Difference in pricing (INR - USD | INR - GBP)
    Surface Pro 4

    4GB i5 - ₹23167 ($346.35) | ₹7529 (77.52)
    8GB i5 - ₹34100 ($509.79) | ₹16190 (166.69)
    8GB i7 - ₹38033 ($568.59) | ₹18820 (193.77)

    iPad Pro (Gold)
    128GB/WiFi - ₹16512 ($246.85) | ₹2295 (23.63)
    128GB/WiFi + Cellular - ₹19726 ($294.90) | ₹4582 (47.18)

    iPhone 6s (Gold)
    16GB - ₹7987 ($119.41) | ₹ -953 ( -9.81)
    64GB - ₹10268 ($153.51) | ₹247 (2.54)
    Last edited by seq1; 01-10-2016 at 05:31 AM. Reason: added iPad Pro and iPhone 6s
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    01-09-2016 12:18 PM
  3. unni_kmr's Avatar
    I think most high end laptops have this price difference. I remember comparing a Dell model. For the same specs there was a $200-250 difference.
    01-09-2016 03:53 PM
  4. zkyevolved's Avatar
    A lot of companies raise their prices a bit too much when taking it to foreign markets.... it sucks. It's not like MS is building their devices in the USA and has to export them... They're all coming from the same place. They're just jacking up the price because they can.... Products from China to Europe now pay A LOT less import taxes thanks to that China-Spain rail line... Lowering taxes and import costs A LOT... yet, prices are always higher than in the US.
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    01-09-2016 05:49 PM
  5. Davidz's Avatar
    It probably doesn't help that the dollar has risen against the rupee by more than 7% in the last 12 months.
    01-09-2016 06:44 PM
  6. sicunder36's Avatar
    I am thinking about asking a friend to get it from USA. I have heard if you have microsoft international warranty, indians will honour it.
    01-18-2016 09:36 AM
  7. sicunder36's Avatar
    It's not like MS is building their devices in the USA and has to export them... They're all coming from the same place. They're just jacking up the price because they can....
    You are right. But apple is keeping the price difference lower. Microsoft should take a hint from apple. Buying an sp4 here is just as expensive as buying a surfacebook in USA. China is just beside india - infact it's the same bloody sea.
    01-18-2016 09:48 AM
  8. sicunder36's Avatar
    I know it's sad that MS launched the SP4 for such a high price. I was expecting it for ₹75000 ($1122). I would have ordered it on 7th Jan if it had been launcehd at that price. I hope they reduce the price within the first month.

    Below is the difference in pricing: [1USD = 66.89 INR | 1 GBP = 97.13 INR]

    US
    Surface Pro 4

    4GB i5 - ₹66823 ($999)
    8GB i5 - ₹86890 ($1299)
    8GB i7 - ₹106957 ($1599)

    iPad Pro (Gold)
    128GB/WiFi - ₹63478 ($949)
    128GB/WiFi + Cellular - ₹72174 ($1079)

    iPhone 6s (Gold)
    16GB - ₹43412 ($649)
    64GB - ₹50101 ($749)

    UK
    Surface Pro 4

    4GB i5 - ₹82461 (849)
    8GB i5 - ₹104800 (1079)
    8GB i7 - ₹126170 (1299)

    iPad Pro (Gold)
    128GB/WiFi - ₹77605 (799)
    128GB/WiFi + Cellular - ₹87318 (899)

    iPhone 6s (Gold)
    16GB - ₹52352 (539)
    64GB - ₹60122 (619)


    INDIA
    Surface Pro 4

    4GB i5 - ₹89990 ($1345.34)
    8GB i5 - ₹120990 ($1808.79)
    8GB i7 - ₹144990 ($2167.59)

    iPad Pro (Gold)
    128GB/WiFi - ₹79900 ($1195.84)
    128GB/WiFi + Cellular - ₹91900 ($1373.90)

    iPhone 6s (Gold)
    16GB - ₹51399 ($768.41)
    64GB - ₹60369 ($902.51)


    Difference in pricing (INR - USD | INR - GBP)
    Surface Pro 4

    4GB i5 - ₹23167 ($346.35) | ₹7529 (77.52)
    8GB i5 - ₹34100 ($509.79) | ₹16190 (166.69)
    8GB i7 - ₹38033 ($568.59) | ₹18820 (193.77)

    iPad Pro (Gold)
    128GB/WiFi - ₹16512 ($246.85) | ₹2295 (23.63)
    128GB/WiFi + Cellular - ₹19726 ($294.90) | ₹4582 (47.18)

    iPhone 6s (Gold)
    16GB - ₹7987 ($119.41) | ₹ -953 ( -9.81)
    64GB - ₹10268 ($153.51) | ₹247 (2.54)
    I am thinking about asking a friend to get it from USA. I have heard if you have microsoft international warranty, indians will honour it.
    01-18-2016 09:50 AM
  9. zkyevolved's Avatar
    You are right. But apple is keeping the price difference lower. Microsoft should take a hint from apple. Buying an sp4 here is just as expensive as buying a surfacebook in USA. China is just beside india - infact it's the same bloody sea.
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    01-19-2016 12:48 AM
  10. sicunder36's Avatar
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    I guess Apple is keeping the prices just low enough to compete with the huge market windows has here. Once indians get hooked to Apple in India too like in Europe, Apple will be just as ruthless, the way Apple is doing it in Spain as seen in the picture you showed.
    01-20-2016 05:24 AM
  11. BryanMahendra's Avatar
    It is a weird decision Microsoft marketing is making. Although I do know the production of Surfaces are not as numerous as the iPads in circulation, the original price itself, in the US in my opinion is also overpriced.

    Sure it's a laptop & a tablet all in one, but the way I see it, it is still in infancy since Windows 10 UI for touch isn't yet polished & Microsoft Store's effort on making great productivity apps from other platforms are not great (which is a big of importance to any tablet).

    It is surprising they gave away Windows 10 for free as an upgrade, but don't consider an affordable price for their devices (and as in case, other countries outside of the USA are suffering least +300-500$ to whatever Surface of picking). I guess for the prices, it is considered high because of new technology such as SSD & high resolution screens, etc. But, imo, from specs & form-factor, the surface isn't yet the best "bang for the buck" and for the inflated prices it sure will scare potential microsoft customers off.

    Some examples, like the "considered" slow Read/Write SSD (Samsung PM951), the fact that the processor is dual core which maybe not powerful enough for a laptop factor, and above all with the steep price people will wonder if the current gen Surface is worthy of purchase/should they wait for the better.
    01-21-2016 04:32 AM
  12. sicunder36's Avatar
    It is a weird decision Microsoft marketing is making. Although I do know the production of Surfaces are not as numerous as the iPads in circulation, the original price itself, in the US in my opinion is also overpriced.

    Sure it's a laptop & a tablet all in one, but the way I see it, it is still in infancy since Windows 10 UI for touch isn't yet polished & Microsoft Store's effort on making great productivity apps from other platforms are not great
    Since it's a full laptop i don't think i would worry about the lack of applications. As i will be mostly using office and onenote and may be adobe acrobat which work best with windows. But if the prices are too high like this then it will not matter as i will not be owning the microsoft device to begin with.
    01-21-2016 07:01 AM
  13. Saras Lad's Avatar
    I am thinking about asking a friend to get it from USA. I have heard if you have microsoft international warranty, indians will honour it.
    Hey there!
    Where would I be able to get the warranty support in India?
    I rrecently bought a Surface pro 4 from U.S and now its having screen bleeding issues. Where to contact?
    02-27-2016 12:12 AM
  14. decider's Avatar
    No matter how you look at it, the price of the surface pro 4 considering what it is not or the fact that it is not the reliable device that MS said it is, is way too high. I returned all the surface pro 4s I bought except one.
    02-27-2016 08:43 AM
  15. seq1's Avatar
    Hey there!
    Where would I be able to get the warranty support in India?
    I rrecently bought a Surface pro 4 from U.S and now its having screen bleeding issues. Where to contact?
    Windows Central in this article: Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4 make their debut in India; prices start at ?73,990 | Windows Central
    mentioned "Interestingly, Microsoft India would also acknowledge warranty on Surface devices brought abroad, although under local warranty policy."

    I would suggest you to register your Surface Pro 4 here: microsoft.com/surface/en-in/support/register

    Then claim warranty if eligible.
    03-01-2016 11:51 AM
  16. seq1's Avatar
    Hey there!
    Where would I be able to get the warranty support in India?
    I rrecently bought a Surface pro 4 from U.S and now its having screen bleeding issues. Where to contact?
    How much did it cost you (total cost including customs) and which variant did you purchase?
    03-01-2016 12:12 PM

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