Rumor: second-gen Microsoft Surface RT tablet to cost $299 or less
posted by Nick T. / May 16, 2013, 7:51 AM
That a new batch of Surface tablets by Microsoft are one the way is something we already know. What we've also heard about is that a model with a small screen – around 7 inches in diagonal, is also coming soon. But could that smaller Surface tablet cost as low as $250? Well, that's possible indeed, if this recent rumors is to be trusted.
DigiTimes, the second generation Microsoft Surface RT will retail for a price between $249 and $299. If true, that would be a significant price difference as the first-gen slate launched at $500 for the most basic model. Manufactured by Pegatron Technology, Microsoft's tablet will have an 8-inch display and a processor made by NVIDIA, most likely a Tegra 4 SoC.According to
Of course, those are only rumors being thrown back and forth on the web, so take what you just read with a pinch of salt. All will be revealed once the new Microsoft Surface tablets are official – most likely in June, with the launch of the Windows Blue software update.
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500$ was to much for me, but for 249$ i will get one for sure.
posted on May 16, 2013, 7:58 AM 11
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lol iphonearena you pushed this about the last RT tablet and were dead wrong. I wouldnt hold my breath till its announced you guys really are bad at predicting. My personal guess ( which was RIGHT last time after iphonearena flammed me for it) 349-399.
posted on May 16, 2013, 8:00 AM 1
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this should be ms last pitch, then if consumers dont bite, they should dump rt...
posted on May 16, 2013, 8:31 AM 3
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As long as they price it right. RT Tablets shouldn't be higher than $300. It should do what it was created for, target the iPad and Android. They released a tablet with USB support and screwed the pooch with the pricing!
posted on May 16, 2013, 8:45 AM 2
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The original Surface RT should have been priced around $300, and the smaller one could then be at $200. Then the Surface Pro should have been $500. They're great pieces of equipment but to break the foolish idea that tablet = ipad they need to undercut on price and overdeliver on features and quality
posted on May 16, 2013, 8:38 AM 2
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I have a Surface RT, and yess the price might have been lower, i payed €599..... but i was going to get dissapointed if i don't buy it, and it is the best tablet i have ever owned.... Loving my Surface RT with Cyan TouchCover! Greetzz...
posted on May 16, 2013, 11:35 AM 1
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Microsoft product with low price tag ? .. sounds odd !! .. Either the price will be high OR the tablet will only have the start window with 3-4 apps, weak processor, WiFi (only 802.11 a/b/g) and everything else will be forbidden. e.g. browsing internet, browsing file explorer bla bla bla .. But if it turns out true .. then it will be interesting !!
posted on May 16, 2013, 1:42 PM 0
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