Microsoft slashes Surface RT prices by $150
Microsoft has reduced the prices of its Surface RT tablets by $150 in a bid to lure customers into buying the, not so successful, tablet with the 32GB edition available for as low as $349 from Staples in the US.
The reports first surfaced on The Verge which claimed that Redmond was going to slash prices of the Surface RT by about 30 per cent. Confirmation soon followed from Staples as it updated its website to reflect the price reduction introduced by Microsoft.
The primary reason behind reduction of prices in Surface RT is that since its launch in 2012 the tablet hasn’t sold well. First and foremost reason is the price tag it came with even when Windows RT was limited in terms of feature set. Further there were reports that the tablet suffered from limited battery life and poor performance as compared to other cheaper and more powerful tablets out there.
Following the discount, the 64 GB version will cost $449.99, the Surface RT 32 GB with Touch Cover will cost $449.99, and the Surface RT 64 GB with Touch Cover will cost $549.99.