Microsoft cuts the price of non- Pro Surface tablets
Subject: General Tech | July 15, 2013 - 10:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: winRT, price cuts, microsoft
Translated into US currency the new price of WinRT tablets is around $350, putting it on par with the price of an iPad Mini and making it significantly less expensive than a full sized iPad. That might help it meet the expectations of prospective buyers, providing a Windows based iPad alternative with more storage space as opposed to the previous price point which implied that the WinRT based Surface was almost a real laptop in terms of processing power. That price does not include the base with keyboard which is more than a little disappointing for those who might consider a Surface at the new price. The Register and other sites feel that the price drop is indicative of a new model in the works sometime in the near future.
"Probably to make way for a refreshed Surface RT device tipped to be on its way soon, the 32GB Surface RT now costs £120 less than Apple's 16GB iPad with Retina display, with double the storage, and just £10 more than an iPad Mini."
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