Microsoft Prices Surface 3 at £77,777.77 for the UK

By James O Malley on at

Microsoft has announced that the 4G-ready Surface 3 will be coming to the UK on Friday for, umm, the bargain basement price of £77,777.77.

The Register spotted a bug in the Microsoft Store that has led to the high price - though strangely, it only affects the 4G models. As El Reg notes, you can get the Wi-Fi-only version for about £75,000 less, which sounds like a bargain in comparison. Presumably Microsoft will fix it soon.

Spec-wise, the hybrid laptop/tablet has a 10.8-inch screen, 4GB RAM, either 64 or 128GB storage, and is powered by an Intel Atom X7. It runs Windows 8.1, but this will no doubt be swiftly upgraded to Windows 10, which launches in a few weeks.

More seriously, the Surface 3 LTE is being aimed at businesses - so can be picked up for as little as £50 if you the commit to paying £27.67/month. Apparently it will be available exclusively on O2. [The Register]