48 SMART: Microsoft Surface RT Price Cut
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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Microsoft Surface RT Price Cut

Surface RT was officially launched in Malaysia  on 25th April 2013. After just not more than 3 months of launch, Microsoft recently announced that its Windows RT-powered tablet would be getting a price cut of as much as 30 percent.





















With the price reduction of RM 450 across all variants, the stand-alone 32GB Surface RT now costs RM 1549 1099  while the 64GB variant is priced at RM 1849 1399. As for the Touch Cover bundle, they are now listed at RM 1849 1399 for 32GB and RM 2149 1699 for 64GB respectively. This is a move by Microsoft to boost the sales of the tablets. You can refer to the spec for 32GB Surface RT here.

At the same time, there is an educational promotion available to K-12 and high-education institutions in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S.

The promotion is valid from 24th June to 31st August 2013, offering 32GB Surface RTs without a keyboard for USD 199 (~RM 600), tablets with a touch keyboard for USD 249 (~RM 750), and those with a type keyboard for USD 289 (~RM 870). Too bad the promotion does not include Malaysia.

Would you consider getting yourself a Surface RT after the big price slash? For me, I would rather get a Windows 8 laptop with touchscreen than a Surface RT as the apps are very limited. Let's see will Microsoft have another round of promotion after this.

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