What’s Microsoft Surface All Access? Here’s what you need to know.

You can now own a Surface device for a low monthly fee. Here's the details you need to know about the "Surface All Access" program.

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The Surface All Access is a payment option that allows you to own a Surface device and access Office 365 for a monthly fee, instead of having to pay for everything at front.

Although buying products in payments usually requires spending more money at the end, using the “All Access” Microsoft program, you’re likely to end up paying less.

For instance, if you buy a Surface Go with its Type Cover and a two-year subscription of Office 365, at the end, the final cost would be around $600. However, if you purchase these items separately, the final cost would be close to $700.

The monthly plan starts at $24.99 for 24 months, but of course, the price will vary depending on the device, accessories, and software you need. Under this new payment option, you can purchase a Surface Go, Surface Pro, Surface Book 2, Surface Studio, and Surface Laptop. It’s also expected that Microsoft will allow you to get the Surface Pro 6, Surface Studio 2, and Surface Laptop 2 once they’re available.

In addition to getting the Surface you want and access to Office 365, using the program, you can also get the accessories, access to support and training.

The bundles will be available starting October 16, 2018, and it’s a process that you must do in person at one of the physical Microsoft Store. For more details, make sure to check this Microsoft website (and read the fine print).