A google search of Surface RT price drop will reveal a host of tech review websites referring to an article on Dealnews that a price reduction for the Surface RT is in the near future. Bad news for MS but good news for consumers if this happens.
only wishful thinking on the part of these hack sites. Based on the way BB and Staples has been treating these devices in stores, Microsoft isn't ceding much margin to them which means they will keep the price at the appropriate levels they are now.
Maybe they will. They've ended up around 600k sales as opposed to the 2 million forecast though. They'll have to cave in sooner or later because everyone except Apple is undercutting them and they're not taking off as hoped. I bet around March 2013 you'll see an across the board $100 drop on all RT variants. Cool for me because that's when my phone upgrade is, so I can snatch an RT and phone the same month ;)
I see you get your sales numbers from hack sites too. Microsoft has not released any sales numbers so anything else is FUD and speculation.
Microsoft to discount Surface RT prices by 38% in Two Months due to Slow sales
Read more at Microsoft to discount Surface RT prices by 38% in Two Months due to Slow sales". The title reads like this is going to happen with 100% chance and with exactly 38%. really sensational journalism at its best.
The dealnews "article," if you want to call it that, starts with an unfounded speculation about how many units have been sold, proposes a crisis that no one has said exists, and estimates a discount based upon no information. It is also a week old and was not even updated to reflect the fact that Best Buy and Staples now sell them. This doesn't even touch the fact that the author, if you want to call him that, makes claims about the public reception of the product and the advertising campaign with no supporting data - classic presentation of personal opinion as if it is fact. Anyone who bases their opinion on where prices are going for any product off that site is bound to be disappointed. You are talking about a site that wants to be able to link you to discounts on the tablet so that they get web hits so they get advertising dollars - none of that works for them if Microsoft controls the price and the supply. BTW, if you search iPad price drop or Nikon price drop or Canon price drop, etc., etc., you will get lots of hits too that are based upon just about as much in the way of facts. Oh, I am also confused as to how a tablet that isn't selling manages to fetch a premium price on both ebay and Amazon for sellers doing unauthorized reselling.
Yeah I highly doubt there will be one. Maybe $50 in a few more months if sales really suck. I see the surface is priced good, not great, but good. The touch and type covers are a lot more than I think they should be though.
touch and type covers need a discount I will not disagree there. should be $99 for either.
I guess we'll see in a few months. I can't see the RT maintaining this asking price though when you can buy Nexus tablets with a much bigger app selection for multitasking have less.
This thing is the awesome.
i just hate cheapasses.
If you haven't actually sat down and used a surface you're missing out. Its pretty cool. I bought my wife one for Xmas..she got it early..long story.. Anyway we have Xbox music and her MS account all set up and the thing really works well. I was able to stream HD movies off my server and HTPC last night over WiFi and the picture quality was great. She is taking a trip cross country soon so I encoded a few flix for her to take with her and transferred them to the tablet for her plane ride. For as small as it is and the amount of productivity you can get out of it it really is quite amazing. From email to the office apps, SkyDrive, music, video, games etc.. I'm pretty pleased so far. I'll eventually get one for myself.
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Re-read his post. Everyone BUT apple is undercutting surface. This is true.
Of course it will get a price drop. ALL technology gets a price drop as it ages. However, Surface already has a low resolution screen. 7" Nexus has a nigher resolution than surface. So that would not drop the price much. Making it plastic would make it much cheaper of course. Would suck as much as the cheap androids then though.
people have been whining about the Surface price since day one, yet they don't whine about the iPad price and the Surface without a doubt gives you more capabilities than that thing.
if that's all you can see then yes the argument is lost on you and the others.
The Surface competes with the iPad as a tablet device. And in this comparison, currently and considering all factors, it is priced too high. But MS probably can't even price it any lower because then they would cut into the sales of their OEM partners. Still, the point stands - the Surface should be 100$ cheaper.