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A few days ago we picked up on a report that claimed Microsoft will be slashing prices of its Surface RT tablets. It was expected that the company would shave off $150 from all Surface RT models, the new prices were said to go in effect from next week. The price cut is now official, Microsoft and its retailers are now offering the 32GB base model for $349 as opposed to its previous price of $499.

Those who are looking for more onboard storage can now purchase the 64GB Surface RT tablet for $499. An additional $100 will be charged if these tablets are purchased with a Touch Cover. This price cut is a major indication that Microsoft is looking to clear out inventory of its Surface RT tablets. According to reports, the company has been able to see 1.5 million Surface tablets, roughly 400,000 of which were the Pro models. It appears that the premium version of Microsoft’s tablet is selling well, as no price cuts are expected for it. The company is reportedly working on newer versions of both Surface RT and Surface Pro models, though not much is known about them at this point in time. However, the question I must ask now is, does the new price justify buying a Surface RT tablet? Do let us know what you think.

Filed in Tablets. Read more about Microsoft and Surface RT. Source: thenextweb

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