In the past week, rumors have been circulating about the future of the current version of the Surface RT tablet by Microsoft. These speculations have now turned to news, as Microsoft will be lowering the prices of the Surface RT tablets by up to $150 starting on July 14th.
The news by Microsoft, gives consumers who have been looking for the Surface RT tablets, a cheaper way to get them. What this also means is that a potential newer version of the Surface RT might be coming down the product line.
New Prices Starting July 14th
As the flyer by Staples, a major office supply a technology company noted that starting on Sunday, July 14th, the entry price for the Surface Rt would be $349. This price drop on the 32GB version of the Surface RT is perfect for students this upcoming school year, and gives the tablet a leg up on tablet sales against Apple’s iPad. The 64GB version is also listed as $449. Versions for the Touch Covers also are $449 and $549 respectively.
Potential Hazwell Surface RT’s Ahead?
As most technology blogs and news sites today mentioned, this is either Microsoft’s way of clearing out their Surface RT inventory, competing hard against the Apple iPad, or marking the way for a potential Hazell based Surface RT unit. During the Windows Partner Conference this week, Microsoft hinted at a future pipeline that will include the Intel mobile Hazwell chip powering their future devices ahead next year.
Great Opportunity on the Surface RT
What this drop in price by Microsoft on the Surface RT means is a great price on the Surface RT for consumers. For under $350, they can purchase a Windows 8 tablet that runs Office and most of their favorite applications. This will make a perfect office item, a tablet for a student, or even a tablet for a consumer.
This drop in prices on the Surface RT is a sign of a new Surface RT, or a great pricing promo by Microsoft. It gives consumers a great price on a well designed tablet, and gives parents and students a great tablet at a great price. This will give consumers the edge in the mobile tablet battle.