Late last week, rumors arrived that Microsoft was about to begin a big new retail push for sales of its Surface tablet, and in order to spur things on it was going to knock $150 off the pricing for Surface RT models. The source made this sound like it was all but a certainty, and sure enough, over the weekend Microsoft has gone ahead and implemented those savings, just like was rumored.
To recap: Microsoft is cutting prices on both the 32GB and 64GB Surface RT tablets by $150, reducing them to about $350 and $450. You’re still going to have to pay $100 extra for a Touch Cover, and Surface Pro prices remain unchanged.
We’ve also learned that these savings aren’t exclusive to the US, as is all too often the case. The exact amount you’ll save will vary by market, and we can’t confirm that the discounts are present everywhere, but users in Europe, for instance, should be able to find similar deals.
It’s a nice effort, but it really feels like it’s seriously late – so much so, and with expectations of new Surface models so high, that it could very well end up falling on deaf ears.