Rumor: second-gen Microsoft Surface RT tablet to cost $299 or less

Rumor: second-gen Microsoft Surface RT tablet to cost $299 or less
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.

According to 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. 

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

source: DigiTimes

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21 Comments

1. joeymk

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

500$ was to much for me, but for 249$ i will get one for sure.

18. TheBitterTruth unregistered

RIP Nexus 7

20. Furbal unregistered

At that price it would actually be worth it.

2. geekfreak unregistered

Another RT Tab??

3. kalandershihab

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

RT? i think android will do much better.

21. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Android tablets don't have enough apps.

4. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wow $249? That's cheap! Bring it on!

6. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

this should be ms last pitch, then if consumers dont bite, they should dump rt...

9. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

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!

7. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I've always wanted a microsoft surface tablet,now it can be possible for me to get one if they'd launch a new one at this price point

8. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

10. FlushGordon unregistered

Too late ... too late RT should've been priced $300 or less from the get go

11. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

So was the last gen... Just some more bs rumors.

12. papss unregistered

I bought a pro and love it but didn't buy the RT due to price.. This would be tempting

13. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

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...

14. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Microsoft, please kill RT.

15. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Ok so if this is also a Moderate Failure then next version RT will cost $199?

16. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

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 !!

17. hisaak

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 12, 2013

$250 or even $300 is a great price. I would buy one, but I just don't believe it will come through.

19. attaturk

Posts: 4; Member since: May 14, 2013

Sounds like the last time PA were allowed speculating about a price on the current surface price.

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