With the Surface revealed only two days ago with no pricing attached, many sites have gone wild with speculation as to what the new tablet offering from Microsoft will cost for consumers. Digitimes says they have discovered the original design manufacturer and pegs Pegatron Technology. While this news is interesting, the real interesting part comes at the prices Digitimes has labeled for the two different versions of the Microsoft Surface.
These of course are rough estimates for the pricing of each of these, but the Windows RT Surface price with nVidia’s Tegra 3 will be $599, while the Windows 8 Pro Surface, featuring an Ivy Bridge processor will be around $799. Remember of course that these are speculations, but how do you feel about this pricing?
At first glance, this puts the Windows RT Surface model on par with the iPad, but the fact that the Pro version sits at a hefty $800 will put it out of the range of many. If this pricing information is true, I’m not so sure Microsoft will be able to compete well with their Intel model, as it’s nearing ultrabook price.