Microsoft has been dropping prices for the Surface RT and Surface Pro, along with its accessories, as of late. We learned recently that Microsoft had dropped the price of the Surface RT and Surface Pro by nearly $150. Microsoft also dropped the price of the Surface Touch Cover to $79. On top of that, Microsoft has also dropped the price of the Surface RT and black Touch Cover bundle by $50.
Beginning August 29th, Microsoft will be rolling out a phased approach to the Surface RT and Surface Pro price cuts, which have now been confirmed as permanent. We learned about these price cuts when Microsoft revealed it as a promotion, giving us the idea that the promotion would eventually expire.
The permanent price cuts are as follows. The Surface Pro will see a $100 dollar price cut, which allows the entry level Surface Pro to run for $799. The Surface RT bundles will now run for $399, after a $50 price cut. The Touch Covers and Limited Edition Touch Covers will now run for $79 and $89, respectively, after a $40 price cut.
“The customer response to recent Surface pricing and keyboard-cover promotions has been exciting to see, and we are proud to begin rollout of Surface Pro, Touch Cover and Surface RT bundles at even more affordable prices starting August 29,” Microsoft stated.
Microsoft is rumored to be working on its Surface 2.0 line of devices, with recent reports of these devices showing up in advertising networks. Microsoft has yet to announce a Surface 2.0 device. Given these new price breaks, are you going to pull the trigger and make a purchase or will you wait for Surface 2.0?Further reading: Microsoft, Surface, Windows 8