Believe it or not there are plenty of people out there still using Windows XP, but that's all about to change - particularly if Microsoft can do anything about it. The company is set to offer users of the almost-obsolete operating system in the United States a discount of $100 on any Surface or Windows 8.1 device should they make the switch.
With support for the ageing operating system ending on April 8th, Microsoft is keen to move users onto its most recent platform, and will offer the incentive-drive scheme until June 15th.
It's not quite as simple as just telling Microsoft you use XP, though. Instead, you'll need to find a participating Microsoft Store, bring your existing XP device with you, and then purchase a new system priced in excess of $599 - so those of you hoping for a super cheap option are bang out of luck. However, the deal definitely makes the Surface family an attractive option, and could see an influx of new users adopting the hybrid slate as their new device of choice.