In July, Microsoft cut the prices of its Surface RT tablets down by $150, which meant that folks could purchase the 32 GB version for $349 and the 64 GB model at $449. Now, Microsoft is selling refurbished versions of both Surface RT models on its Microsoft Store website for $50 less than what people would pay for all new units.
The site shows the 32 GB refurbished model selling for $299 while the 64 GB version is selling for $349. With this week's reductions on the Touch Cover keyboards now in effect, Microsoft is also selling a 32 GB refurbished Surface RT with the Touch Cover for $379, while the 64 GB version with the Touch Cover is now priced at $459.
So so should you be concerned about purchasing a refurbished Surface RT? Microsoft seems to indicate the answer is "No". It states:
When you buy a refurbished Surface tablet, you're getting a solid piece of Windows-based technology that's been carefully examined and meticulously refurbished by our expert staff. All returned Surface tablets are tuned up and re-flashed with the latest software versions and apps, so they're as fresh as the day they were originally built. It includes a one-year limited warranty.
These models still come with a free version of Office Home and Student 2013 RT pre-installed. Just a reminder: The Surface Pro tablets now have a permanent $100 price cut.
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