Quick Note: Microsoft to Cut Base Surface RT Price to $349
July 12, 2013 9:19 AM
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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
of the Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets with new processors.
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RE: Why would anyone buy a MS tablet?
7/12/2013 4:19:53 PM
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.
"Well, we didn't have anyone in line that got shot waiting for our system." -- Nintendo of America Vice President Perrin Kaplan
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