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Surface RT price slashed by $150

Rumors started swirling this week that Microsoft was set to slash the price of its Surface RT tablet. The Surface RT tablet hasn't sold in the volumes that Microsoft had forecast so the Redmond, Washington-based giant is hoping that a steep price but will give its tablet some traction.

The base price for the Surface RT 32 GB tablet after the price cut will be $349.99.

The Surface RT with 64 GB of storage will sell for $449.99. Users wanting the Surface RT with the slick Touch Cover featuring an integrated keyboard will have to cough up $449.99 for a 32 GB version or $549.99 for the 64 GB version.


Staples ad for July 14
 
These price cuts now been confirmed by national retailer Staples via its weekly promotional ad. The ad says that the price cut will be in effect as of Sunday, July 14.
 
The move would come after Microsoft slashed the price of the Surface RT tablet for schools to $199. There are also some indications that Microsoft is set to launch refreshed versions of the Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets with new processors.

Sources: The Verge, Staples



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Why would anyone buy a MS tablet?
By Fivestarmichael on 7/12/2013 10:49:22 AM , Rating: 0
The greatest thing about most tablets is that they don't run Microsoft Software; it is probably the main reason Tablets became so popular. If Google would come out with an operating system and alternative for MS Office I would gladly never use MS again and I am sure a lot of people feel the same way.





RE: Why would anyone buy a MS tablet?
By inighthawki on 7/12/2013 11:19:35 AM , Rating: 5
With the exception of the quantity of pps available on Windows RT, I consider it to be an upgrade on pretty much every front. The OS is just as snappy as ios or android and is far more full featured with far more power at its disposal. Believe it or not there are people who like Microsoft's software. These days the only people who typically think of Microsoft's stuff s low quality are the UNIX fanboys that haven't used Windows since Windows 98.


RE: Why would anyone buy a MS tablet?
By corduroygt on 7/12/2013 3:11:38 PM , Rating: 2
My only problem with RT, besides the lack of Apps of course, is that not everything has been converted to Metro. You can still access deeper control panel stuff and the desktop. It has to be fully Metro to be a better alternative to the iPad (besides the Apps).


RE: Why would anyone buy a MS tablet?
By maugrimtr on 7/15/2013 10:25:51 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
These days the only people who typically think of Microsoft's stuff s low quality are the UNIX fanboys that haven't used Windows since Windows 98.


Depends on the UNIX fanboy ;). Their development tools and productivity applications aren't criticised that much by geeks unless they are wholly insane fanboys. I have an Office license and I use Windows 8 (cheap upgrade price + new PC made it worth the inconvenience of Metro).

I do a lot of programming using open source languages (like Ruby, Python and PHP) so for that I either switch into Ubuntu Linux or, when I need Windows available, I run Ubuntu from a virtual environment. It's not by accident that so many programmers not deeply invested in Microsoft's tech (.NET/C#/etc.) use Linux for their servers and either Linux/Mac OS for their main environment when coding.


RE: Why would anyone buy a MS tablet?
By inighthawki on 7/15/2013 10:25:20 PM , Rating: 2
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It's not by accident that so many programmers not deeply invested in Microsoft's tech (.NET/C#/etc.) use Linux for their servers and either Linux/Mac OS for their main environment when coding.

That's interesting. Perhaps it's just the places I've worked and the people I've worked with, but I actually rarely see people programming on OSX/Linux, even outside of .NET/etc. It likely comes down to value and what exactly you're doing. Linux offers a lot of free tools to devs which makes it appealing for some, especially those without a lot of money, but in the end tools like Visual Studio blow everything else out of the water, and free versions are available these days too.


By annabelle101 on 7/18/2013 1:52:04 PM , Rating: 1
until I looked at the paycheck of $6283, I did not believe that my neighbour could actualy receiving money in their spare time online.. there neighbour has been doing this 4 only eighteen months and just paid for the dept on their cottage and purchased themselves a Alfa Romeo. this is where I went, www.Kep2.coM


RE: Why would anyone buy a MS tablet?
By Da W on 7/13/2013 10:05:48 AM , Rating: 2
Looks likes grown up boys who used to build computers in the 90s (intel celeron 300A + Windows 95, ah memories) still like Microsft. But kids nowadays, everything Microsoft does is crap. They prefer to give their souls to Google, Samsung and Sony. Thigs change.


RE: Why would anyone buy a MS tablet?
By WhatKaniSay on 7/12/2013 11:33:33 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
If Google would come out with an operating system and alternative for MS Office I would gladly never use MS again


Google Already has an operating system --since 2009! It's called " Chrome OS " --- (http://www.dailytech.com/Google+Unveils+Linuxbased...
Google also has a primetime ready MS Office alternative, it's called Google App (Word, spreadsheet, etc).
It is more likely than not that you are aware of this, --considering you are reading/commenting on DT articles.
So you might need to reconsider what is ready holding you back. Certainly not lack of alternatives.


RE: Why would anyone buy a MS tablet?
By WhatKaniSay on 7/12/2013 11:37:02 AM , Rating: 2
that will be.....
So you might need to reconsider what is really holding you back. Certainly not lack of alternatives.


RE: Why would anyone buy a MS tablet?
By fortheloveofreason on 7/12/2013 11:48:39 AM , Rating: 2
Anyone with a lick of brains and normal size ego knew what he meant.


By Mitch101 on 7/12/2013 12:44:37 PM , Rating: 2
He was plenty smart enough to know he would have to explain it to the rest of them.


By hubb1e on 7/12/2013 4:19:53 PM , Rating: 1
The surface RT is a wonderful device and the OS is way more fully featured than Android and iOS. It can do things the others can't and I have both an Android tablet, an iPad mini, and my brother has a Surface RT. The Surface is the best of the bunch. The lack of Apps and the slow hardware are the only things holding it back, but MS is paying developers to convert their Apps to it, and the new quad core Snapdragon processors will fix the speed issue. I'm waiting on the Surface RT v2 and then I'm getting one.


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