We’ve heard a lot of crazy numbers lately in regards to the price of the Microsoft Surface Tablet. This new number is simultaneously the most crazy and most exciting of all: $199! I can hear you saying What?! I thought you said over $1,000! Yes, well, we all thought that number was off base. After all, hasn’t the Nexus 7 made $199 the number of the year?
When the Surface was presented, we thought its price would land in the $400-600 range, even more people feared a slightly higher amount. But then, Google turned everything upside down with a powerful and seductive quad-core tablet for as little as $199 for the 8 GB version. Everyone else has been scrambling since Google proved that affordable doesn’t have to mean low quality.
Can it be that Microsoft will follow suit here and place the Surface in the moderate price range like a Nexus 7 or a? At least one member of Engadget thinks so – they have learned from well-informed sources that the Windows RT version of the Surface could change hands for the alluring price of $199.
We will certainly all be delighted if the report proves true. What better way for Windows 8 to make a big splash in the tablet market than with a bargain price? Of course, until October 26th comes around and Microsoft makes it official, I wouldn’t count on any of the numbers floating around. We’ll let you know if we hear anything more solid.