Microsoft cutting Surface RT prices, base model will soon be $349
0. phoneArena 11 Jul 2013, 18:42 posted on
If you're one of the few people who has really been wanting to pick up a Microsoft Surface RT tablet, but you thought the price was a bit too high, you are in luck. Microsoft will soon be cutting the cost of the Surface RT tablets by $150 each. That means that the base model will soon be just $349...
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1. imeubeu (Posts: 59; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
price must include touch cover...sold one 7mos ago loved it...still worth getting for the price
8. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)
It basically does nothing, so the right price is free
9. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)
Ya, I totally agree. The surface needs to be at least around the Nexus 7 price range. Even at $349, it is still expansive.
10. Taters (Posts: 4307; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Yup, I think the resolution is what makes the price too high.
3. FlushGordon (unregistered)
They should've done this from the very start
that's Ballmer and his genius marketing for ya
4. ilani (Posts: 79; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Agreed with #1 and #2 price should include touch cover, because its still too expensive for what it does!
5. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Baytrail will save windows tablets by allowing them to make cheap windows 8 x86 tablets.
6. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
RT was a mistake from the very beginning. Windows 8 is a very good OS for tablets; we just need faster and more affordable x86 chips and tablets not over $400.
7. jove39 (Posts: 1446; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
That price cut won't start fire sale...make it $200...then may be!
11. Birds (Posts: 1128; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I feel like a Newb for asking this but on a dedicated PC CPU scale, how fast is the snapdragon 800 in comparison to those intel chipsets. I know those Haswell and Ivy bridge chipsets out perform any ARM SoC but I'm still curious.