Microsoft cutting Surface RT prices, base model will soon be $349

Microsoft cutting Surface RT prices, base model will soon be $349
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 32GB base model will soon be just $349. That would put the 64GB Surface RT at $449; and, as before it will cost you an extra $100 if you want a Touch Cover. 

The price cut has been rumored, because there is an expectation that Microsoft is going to refresh the Surface lineup soon with the new power-efficient Haswell chipsets from Intel. There has also been a rumor that Microsoft is testing a Surface tablet powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

The price cuts have been confirmed in a Staples flyer, and are going to go into effect this Sunday, July 14th. 

source: Staples via The Verge

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Surface RT
  • Display 10.6" 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB

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11 Comments

1. imeubeu

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

price must include touch cover...sold one 7mos ago loved it...still worth getting for the price

2. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

For what it does, its still too expensive.

8. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

It basically does nothing, so the right price is free

9. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 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: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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: 90; Member since: Dec 23, 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: May 29, 2013

Baytrail will save windows tablets by allowing them to make cheap windows 8 x86 tablets.

6. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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: 2142; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That price cut won't start fire sale...make it $200...then may be!

11. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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.

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