Microsoft Helps Retailers Dump Surface RT Inventory with $150 Price Cut

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chrisv815

That makes this tablet $200.00 away from being a decent price.

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Renegade Knight

I'd pay more for a real Win 8 Tablet but I'd rather have Android on a low end tablet at this point.

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Its_Not_Me

Still don't want it.

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yammerpickle2

MS too little too late, once again.

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PSYCO_J

With the crappy 1366x768 res and crappy OS,I would pay about $99 for it. So... I don't give 2 craps !!

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pastorbob

Actually on a 10" tablet, 1366x768 is not that crappy.

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Trooper_One

$350 for the basic RT tablet?!?

No thanks. My Nexus 7 for $160 works just fine with me. (Asus' Memo at some places sell for $130 - that unit works fine too for casual users).

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Insanitic

This seems familiar. HP Touchpad anyone?

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Paper Jam

$300-$350 with the touch cover and I might consider one for my daughter. But really not interested in one for myself. But then again, if they did a fire sale I would probably get one to play with.

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wumpus

At windows RT tablet includes:
Basically the same hardware as Android/iOS
Lousy software selection (must use Win8 store with ARM apps).
Office included.

Buying an RT basically comes down to wanting Office and willing to deal with second rate everything else. I'd be surprised if that many customers would be happy with even your prices.

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Paper Jam

Office is really why I would consider it for her and school. She has my trusty tf101 with dock, but Android office solutions are still not quite up to the level of MS Office.

But looking at it again, I think your right about my price range. RT really can't even command those prices with the lack of apps it has. So bring on the fire sale, MS. Surface RT is the 2nd coming of the Zune.

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John Pombrio

running RT? No thanks. Windows, Android, or iOS, but not RT.

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MageSTYK

I have a Galaxy Note 8.0 and the main reason is because of the wacom stylus that I use for art sketches. If the RT in the future have this accessory then I'll buy one.
For now No thanks!

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ceator3571

Hmmmm. This is starting to look much better.

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TheMissingPiece

$350? Not bad. If they launched at this price I think it would've been a much bigger hit, despite the lower profit margins (but I bet the other OEMs would've cried foul). I might consider one for casual office use, but alas - app support is limited. It'd be cool if Google made a Chrome RT App though.

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majorsuave

I still think it is expensive.

I would consider a Surface Pro at that price though.

But, when it could buy me an iPad mini or A nexus 7 with a side order of MeMo pad... I am not tempted at all by the still poor Windows app library.

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Eoraptor

$350 still puts them towards the high end of the market. ASUS's new tablet is coming out around $150 with a multi-core proccessor (even if it is 7 inch), so thre's a limited window in which this price cut will help. Plus, whither now windows 8.1 for RT? The reason people didn't buy it was because they thought they were getting Windows, and found out that they were getting a crippled version which couldn't run most of the things they had already invested in.

Instead of trying to lead or innovate, they're chasing tail. better just to cut their loses and stick to selling full Windows tablets exclusively, have a firesale like HP did.

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DeltaFIVEengineer

If they chopped it another $150, I'd bite.

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pastorbob

$349 for the 32 Gig version isn't a bad price. Too bad I bought an Asus TF300T back in March. And I am quite content with it.

But if I was in the market for a tablet I would seriously consider this one.