There’s no doubt that the Microsoft Surface is one heck of a tablet, it has got all it needs to succeed, great design (the likes of what we’ve grown accustomed to from Nokia), intuitive features and that little something different; however for a while now the big question has been pricing. According to Microsoft the point of the Surface is to serve as a “guideline/roll-model” for other OEMs to follow in its footsteps, one would assume that they don’t plan on taking the whole tablet industry head on if this is truly their intent; however Engadget reports that the Surface RT(carrying the lighter version of W8) might sell for as low as $199!!!
Honestly that’s crazy low, matching the price of the flat-lining Kindle Fire and the newly launched Nexus 7 is a brave move, especially when the device your pricing so low is premium quality and build (and the only 10″ of the trio). Personally I’m hoping this is true, because even though I just bought an iPad, I would jump at a $200 Surface tablet, as a Nokia fan I’m hoping that this is a whole bunch of lies, since honestly I can’t see Nokia (or any other OEM) competing against this device with this design at this price point. Let’s be honest smart pricing has never been Nokia’s strong suite, but let’s hope they get things right with the upcoming WP8 devices.
So do you guys think this rumors true? And more importantly would you buy one if it were?
Fun fact: the RT should be able to play HD videos for 8 hours, or run in standby (while connected to WiFi for notifications) for up to 17 days!