Ever since Microsoft unveiled its impressive Surface tablets, one of the main questions that is being asked all around the web is that, how much these tablets are going to cost. Whereas Microsoft officials have been saying that they are ‘going to keep it competitive’, that’s a very vague response. Now, DigiTimes seems to have some insider information which may answer this question.
DigiTimes has a knack of shipping out claims, many of which turn out to be false. The publication has a knack of dishing out regular ‘scoops’ from unnamed sources many of which eventually do not make it to the light of the day.
Nonetheless, some of the claims made by this publication have turned out to be true. The publication has now reported, as usual relying on ‘unnamed sources’ that Microsoft’s Windows 8 Pro Surface tablet is going to cost a whopping $800 or even more. Needless to say, if Microsoft is considering such a pricing strategy, it is going to be a disaster for the company since the king of tablet market, iPad, even costs less than that.
The Windows RT Surface tablet, on the other hand, is said to carry a price tag of $600. That, too, is too much for tablet users and such prices are only going to shy away the users from Windows 8 tablets. Other Android vendors may be able to bring out much cheaper tablets and be more competitive if Microsoft goes forth with these price tags.
Let’s hope that like many times in the past, this rumor by DigiTimes turns out to be false and we be able to lay our hands on those ultra-cool Surface tablets for a lot less.