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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




Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

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


Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

For what it does, its still too expensive.


Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

It basically does nothing, so the right price is free


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.


Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yup, I think the resolution is what makes the price too high.

FlushGordon unregistered

They should've done this from the very start that's Ballmer and his genius marketing for ya


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!


Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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


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.


Posts: 2135; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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


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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