Ever since we were blown away by Microsoft Surface last month we’ve been patiently waiting to hear how much it will cost. Microsoft initially said Surface pricing would be competitive to similarly spec’d devices on the market. At that time most tablets in the 10″ class cost around $500-600, but the Kindle Fire (and now Nexus 7) were undercutting the competition at only $199. So where would Surface land?
A tipster over at Engadget has information from Microsoft’s TechReady15 conference where they allegedly laid out launch details for Surface RT. The tablet will launch on October 26th (which we already knew) at a very impressive price of $199. This is for the ARM version of Surface that won’t have desktop apps. If this is true it’s no wonder Acer is complaining about Surface so much. $199 for a 10″ tablet running Windows is a game changer. If this pricing is indeed true Surface will be a success, no doubt.