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Microsoft said to be planning Surface RT price cut

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    Microsoft is cutting the price of its Surface RT tablets


    Microsoft is cutting the price of its Surface RT tablets, base model to cost $349

    Microsoft is planning to cut the price of its Surface RT tablets. Sources familiar with Microsoft's Surface plans have revealed to The Verge that the price cut could occur as early as next week, with each model being cut by $150. Microsoft's move to cut prices on its Surface RT tablets follow slow sales, and efforts to sell the devices elsewhere at lower rates. The software maker recently launched an education program to sell the Surface RT to schools at $199, and it has been clearing stock of its devices at its Tech-Ed and Worldwide Partner conferences recently.
    Update: Staples has confirmed the price cut in a listing in its weekly promotional ads. The price cut comes into effect on Sunday July 14th.
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    Again?
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    If they keep dropping the price I might get one.

    Just got the HP Envy X2 for the Minister of Finance, she likes it and so do I.
    11.6" convertible, screen detaches for a tablet, full Win8. It's a nice solid feeling unit.
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    Dave! Long time no see! Good to see you You rubbing elbows with the Minister of Finance these days?

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    Thanks, good to be back.
    Yes, be very nice to the Minister of Finance, buy her a new computer, then submit the request for a laptop upgrade and it's approved immediately.

    Got a nice Haswell laptop on the way.
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    Ahhh, fringe benefits Do drop in at 7F. We've missed you there, and others have asked me about you. A Guy
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    Will see if it's down to what I believe more competitive with the price tag of Acer Series. ;-)
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    Rather then seen as a failure of Windows 8 devices, I think it's an indication of too high an original price point. They would probably have been better served to have started at these prices, and gotten more of their devices "out there".

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    You have the point. I dont know whether MS did not rely on market prediction, or, they were too confident with the price?

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    i wouldn't take the surface RT tabs even if you give it to me for free.. because vey much habituated with OEM companies like dell ,HP & sony.also i like the windows 8 series they release & hope to take one
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You probably saw that story a while back. The author's guess at what the eventual pricing may be seems like a good stab. I am curious if many people think Surfi will sell in decent numbers at $600 or $1000. Oem's will be slotting in wherever they can - below that mainly, I would think. ...
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