Microsoft to Make Permanent Surface Price Cuts, Possibly Due to Overwhelming iOS and Android Competition
In the middle of July, Microsoft put the Surface RT on sale for $150 off its full retail price of $499 for the 32GB model down to $349, as well as lowering the 64GB model from $500 to $449. Two weeks later, the company slashed the price of its Surface Pro tablet by $100. These sales were supposed to be temporary. Some were speculating that this was Microsoft’s way of clearing the shelves to make way for the next generation of Surface tablets.