Microsoft's Surface RT recently got a $150 price cut in the United States, bringing the cost of the Windows RT tablet down to $349 for the 32 GB model without a Touch/Type Cover. As you would expect, these price cuts have traveled internationally, bringing similar savings in other regions including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and the rest of Europe.
Here is a summary of the price cuts in various regions.
- The United Kingdom gets a £120 price cut, bringing down the price to £279 from £399
- Canada, like the US, gets a $150 to bring the price down to $349 from $499
- Australia gets an AU$170 price cut, bringing down the price to AU$389 from AU$559
- Various European regions, such as France and Germany, see cuts around €150 to bring the price to €329-339 from ~€479
The cuts signal continued efforts from Microsoft to offload stock of the Surface RT as a successor is prepared, which as the rumors indicate will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, ditching the current NVIDIA Tegra CPU. Education discounts are also available for the device, bringing the price down even further to US$199 if you're eligible.