The Microsoft Surface tablet when first debuted was hailed as the iPad killer, thanks to a familiar operating system and impressive build quality. Unfortunately the tablet did not go on to be the iPad killer that some had hoped, and to help cut their losses and salvage what they can, Microsoft decided to reduce the price of the tablet by $150 and ultimately write-down $900 million worth of inventory. Well it turns out that the price cut might have helped out a bit because as far as Walmart is concerned, they have managed to sell out their inventory of Microsoft Surface RT tablets.
For those who are looking to get their hands on the tablet, fret not because Walmart expects to get more units in the store sometime this week. Some believed that reducing the price would not help improve sales, and while one retailer stocking out hardly counts as a victory, perhaps down the road we will start seeing more retailers make more Surface RT sales due to the reduced price, a move which helped companies such as HP move their now-defunct TouchPad tablet.