Looks like Microsoft are getting aggressive with their pricing.
I’m not exactly sure who it’s aimed at, though.
Both Microsoft and Apple (with the iPad Pro) are doing this thing where they push tablets with keyboards as productivity devices. Now, Microsoft have a better shot at this than Apple in terms of software, since you can actually run full desktop class apps like Photoshop, Premiere, Vegas Pro, etc on the Surface… But you’d still be better off doing most of that work on an actual laptop. Surface Book for example is great, but pricey.
I know few people who bought iPad Pro ostensibly for work purposes, but from what I’ve seen… they end up doing most of their work on laptops anyway, so they might as well have spent half the money and bought the standard iPad.