Microsoft Drops Price Of Surface Tablet

by Categorized: Apple, Microsoft Tagged: , , , , Date:

US-IT-INTERNET-TELECOM-TABLET-MICROSOFT-FILES

The tablet war continues as Microsoft seeks to gain more traction with a Surface price drop.

The entry level 32-gb Surface RT tablet, which previously retailed at $499.99 has been reduced by $150.00 to $349.99.

The entry level model does not include the Surface Type Cover. The $129.99 cover also functions as a keyboard for the device.

According to CNET, this price drop comes in the wake of price drops and special promotions that Microsoft offered to help the sales of the device.

Bloomberg reports that as of March, Microsoft had sold approximately 1.5 million surface devices. About 400,000 were Surface Pros and about one million Surface RTs. Despite these sales, the article states that Microsoft expected to sell 3 million surface devices.

At launch the pro version of the surface cost $899.00.

According to Bloomberg, Apple sold 22.3 million iPads in 2012.

Photo courtesy of AFP/Getty Images

The Courant is using Facebook comments on stories. To comment on courant.com articles, sign into Facebook and enter your comment in the field below. Comments will appear in your Facebook News Feed unless you choose otherwise. To report spam or abuse, click the X next to the comment. For guidelines on commenting, click here.