We already know that the Microsoft Surface tablets with Windows 8 will be making their way to the market in October for the US and beyond. It is now clear that the new 10.6-inch tablet, which should be available with either a Nvidia Tegra 3 ARM processor or an Intel Core i5 x86 chip. A Swedish web retailer has listed the two variants of Microsoft Surface in his shop and set the first price. As predicted earlier, prices are anything but cheap, so you may well ask yourself, how many devices does Microsoft want to sell? Seriously, when prices range from $1,300 to $2,300, you have to ask yourself– why?
So the cheapest edition of Windows RT with 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of flash memory costs $1,300 on the Swedish website, while the proposed model with 64 GB of flash memory, costs the unbelievable price of $2,000. The x86 version, which features a thicker body and a full HD display, has starting prices for the 64 GB version at $1860, while the model with 128 GB flash will just cost about $2,300. Of course the prices are still to be treated with some caution. In Sweden prices for electronics are quite high with 25% VAT rate. However, the prices seem high, as expected, and absolutely shocking. It’s looking like the Microsoft Surface tablet won’t be for everyone.