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Microsoft Surface tablets to reportedly cost at least $600

Updated 4 years ago

Microsoft’s Windows RT Surface tablet is expected to have a price tag of at least $600, according to a report from DigiTimes. Citing unnamed sources, DigiTimes also reported that the Windows 8 Pro Surface would be priced at $800 or more, making it significantly more expensive than any other big-name tablet currently on the market. If those numbers are correct, it means that Microsoft’s cheapest tablet will be at minimum $100 more expensive than the cheapest Apple iPad and $300 more expensive than the Amazon Kindle Fire. DigiTimes notes that pricing its tablets so expensively is a “risky strategy” for Microsoft since it “is only expected to receive limited profits from its own-brand tablet PC products” while potentially “greatly offending” its original equipment manufacturer partners.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.