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    Microsoft cuts Surface Pro tablet prices by $100


    Microsoft reduced the price of its Surface Pro tablet this weekend by $100, a few days after revealing that it has spent more money on marketing the in-house tablet than it has generated in revenue.

    The reductions, which were first reported by The Verge, cuts the price of Microsoft's 64GB and 128GB tablets to $799 and $899, respectively. The discounts come three weeks after Microsoft cut the price of its Surface RT tablets by 30 percent.
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    Last edited by labeeman; 04 Aug 2013 at 15:46.

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    Seen it this morning. It's awesome news! This means Surface 2 is about to be upon us!
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    Sameer Singh, an analyst who covers smartphones and tablets on his Tech-Thoughts website, recently ran numbers to try to come up with an ASP, or average selling price, of the Surface line based on Microsoft's disclosure that it had earned $853 million in revenue from its tablets since October 2012.

    Singh based his ASP guesstimate on Surface shipment estimates from researcher IDC.
    His conclusion: The low ASP -- between $370 and $430 -- hints that Microsoft had sold very few of the more expensive Surface Pro models. "This suggests that Surface Pro sales have been extremely poor, and both Surface variants may have suffered from high returns, which would certainly explain the inventory pattern in the latest quarter," Singh wrote on Thursday.
    "If this continues, Microsoft may be forced into further inventory write-downs for the Surface Pro," Singh said.
    Microsoft marks down Surface Pro tablet by $100 - Computerworld
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    This means Surface 2 is about to be upon us!
    Or it could mean that at the current rate of sales, it would have been 2020 before they shifted enough of the stock of all the Surface Mk 1s they've built, so they could start selling Surface 2s.

    They may sell faster now with the cut prices, but they still may not sell out any time soon.
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    Sorry, couldn't help it...
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    I couldn't help it either. Well, maybe I could but I did it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Microsoft reduced the price of its Surface Pro tablet this weekend by $100, a few days after revealing that it has spent more money on marketing the in-house tablet than it has generated in revenue.

    The reductions, which were first reported by The Verge, cuts the price of Microsoft's 64GB and 128GB tablets to $799 and $899, respectively. The discounts come three weeks after Microsoft cut the price of its Surface RT tablets by 30 percent.
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    That's fine, but they're still WAY overpriced. You can get a far more powerful and functional laptop for that kind of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acr731 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Microsoft reduced the price of its Surface Pro tablet this weekend by $100, a few days after revealing that it has spent more money on marketing the in-house tablet than it has generated in revenue.

    The reductions, which were first reported by The Verge, cuts the price of Microsoft's 64GB and 128GB tablets to $799 and $899, respectively. The discounts come three weeks after Microsoft cut the price of its Surface RT tablets by 30 percent.
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    That's fine, but they're still WAY overpriced. You can get a far more powerful and functional laptop for that kind of money.
    Agreed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acr731 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Microsoft reduced the price of its Surface Pro tablet this weekend by $100, a few days after revealing that it has spent more money on marketing the in-house tablet than it has generated in revenue.

    The reductions, which were first reported by The Verge, cuts the price of Microsoft's 64GB and 128GB tablets to $799 and $899, respectively. The discounts come three weeks after Microsoft cut the price of its Surface RT tablets by 30 percent.
    microsoft-cuts-surface-pro-tablet-prices-by-$100

    That's fine, but they're still WAY overpriced. You can get a far more powerful and functional laptop for that kind of money.
    If I wanted to spend $5-700 on a traditional laptop, I could have.

    Some people obviously don't understand that it costs money to cram ultrabook specs into a half inch, 2 lb. package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post



    If I wanted to spend $5-700 on a traditional laptop, I could have.

    Some people obviously don't understand that it costs money to cram ultrabook specs into a half inch, 2 lb. package.
    Yea, that's the problem....
    Last edited by Rickkins; 05 Aug 2013 at 07:38.
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