Microsoft hasn’t exactly made a dent in the tablet world with its Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets. Early on Microsoft said that it would give Apple a run for its money and compete well against the iPad and various Android tablets on the market today. In reality, Microsoft hasn’t put a dent at all in the iPad or Android tablet sales figures.
Microsoft is trying a different tactic and offering iPad users a minimum of $200 via a gift card for the Microsoft store. Microsoft says that $200 gift card can be used to purchase a Surface RT or Surface Pro tablet and mission the other products.
The Surface RT starts at $349 and the Surface Pro starts at $799. There are some caveats, you can only trade iPad 2, 3, or 4 tablets and they can’t be password protected and must have the charging cable. The program is administered by CExchange so presumably the tablets will have to be in good working order as well.