Microsoft to Drop the Price of Its Surface RT Tablets By $150?

Posted July 11, 2013 at 9:09pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 9455 views

Microsoft is planning to cut the price of its Surface RT tablets by $150 across the board, reports The Verge.

Microsoft's move to cut prices on its Surface RT tablets follow slow sales, and efforts to sell the devices elsewhere at lower rates. The software maker recently launched an education program to sell the Surface RT to schools at $199, and it has been clearing stock of its devices at its Tech-Ed and Worldwide Partner conferences recently.

The move also comes following hints that Microsoft dropped during its recent Worldwide Partner Conference that the tablets will soon see a refresh. It's expected that the Pro will get a Haswell processor and the RT could be equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 processor.

The Verge says Microsoft is also planning new accessories including a battery-equipped keyboard cover.

The rumored new pricing is as follows:
● Surface RT 32GB - $349.99
● Surface RT 64GB - $449.99
● Surface RT 32GB with Touch Cover - $449.99
● Surface RT 64GB with Touch Cover - $549.99

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icrunch - July 12, 2013 at 10:15am
Why does the Surface Pro never get a discount? Standing by for a fire sale for the RT version. I'll take one at $50 with one Touch Cover keyboard, $75 for one with the keyboard that has actual keys, and $15 for one without a keyboard.
Kr00 - July 12, 2013 at 8:48am
Move over Zune, you'll have some long awaited company soon.
AJ - July 12, 2013 at 3:15am
So here we have a pad that is MicroSoft advertising SUPERIOR to the iPad. Yet MS is lowering the price as they have done with every LOSER they have had. Funny how their "winners" never get a price reduction! "Fool me once shame on you; fool me twice shame on me."
aleksandr - July 12, 2013 at 2:36am
I'll just wait till its going to 150.
Timmy O-T00le - July 12, 2013 at 2:36am
They should cut their losses and just drop it all together.
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