Microsoft’s Windows RT Surface tablet to cost just $199.99?

Microsoft announced two Surface tablets back in June – one running Windows RT, and another one running Windows 8 Pro. It was clear from the beginning that the Windows RT tablet would be the more affordable one, since it features an HD display, unlike the Windows 8 Pro version, which will come with a Full HD screen. But just how affordable could it be?

Well, Engadget says “an inside source” indicated that Microsoft is currently planning to launch the Windows RT surface for $199.99. Needless to say, this price would put the tablet right next to Amazon’s Kindle Fire, and Google’s Nexus 7, which are both priced similarly.


A brand new Microsoft-branded Windows RT tablet for just $199.99 would probably appeal to many customers. Of course, it remains to be seen if that’s going to be its official price – especially since this seriously contradicts a previous rumor which had it that the tablet would not be cheaper than $599.

According to Engadget, the Surface with Windows RT should become available on October 26.

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  • PulSe

    If this is NOT the case then MS will discount this report shortly. They can’t afford this assumption and then the letdown when / if the RT comes in at $400-600. Better to market from the opposite direction regarding assumption. (see Kindle Fire roll-out)