Microsoft cuts the price of non- Pro Surface tablets

Subject: General Tech | July 15, 2013 - 01:40 PM |
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.

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"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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Source: The Register

July 15, 2013 | 02:41 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Attatch some Chicago Trucks and Cadillac wheels to it, and it may be of some use, but that RT = no sale! And Really, it's the amount of space that remains after the OS and necessary apps are installed that truely defines useable space! Get a way to load Linux, and lower the price to $150, and you will get some sales! RT rhymes with HP, but the HP OS was nowhere near as useless as the RT!