Last week it was rumored that Microsoft was going to cut the prices of Surface RT tablets in the U.S. Just yesterday we reported that the price cuts had gone in effect, with $150 being cut off of both 32GB and 64GB models. It turns out that these price cuts aren’t limited to U.S. Microsoft has in fact cut prices of its first ever tablet in Europe as well as a number of other countries around the world where the tablet is available. Price cuts are only in effect for the RT models, the Surface Pro is still being sold at launch price.
In global markets where the tablet is available, Microsoft is selling the Surface RT models for almost 30 percent off through its online store and through authorized retailers. The exact price cut varies per region. There is no indication that Microsoft is inclined to reduce prices of Surface Pro models as well. The company has been taking a number of steps to improves sales of the RT models, even offering them to schools for just $199. Microsoft is expected to debut its new Surface tablets next year.