Lackluster sales have caused Microsoft to cut their prices on a number of their tablets rather significantly starting Sunday.
Several of the models that had price reductions that resulted in savings of over a hundred dollars. For example, the 32 GB models with touch keyboards were reduced to $349, a reduction of $150. The 64 GB RT is now selling $499, 25% less than what it was introduced as.
Microsoft has been reducing their prices across the board with the most recent reduction applying to school and university tablets. This reduction only lasts two months over the summer, but some Surface RTs without keyboards will be selling for a bit under $200 – a fantastic deal for any college or high school student that’s in need of a digital note taker.
Microsoft has also tried to drum up more sales by offering huge discounts for people who attend its conferences. Those who bought a tablet at the conferences also received a free cover for their tablets, a move that Microsoft is thinking about including with all of their RT tablets.
Twelve months of sales have been slow, Microsoft admits, and sales are at about half of what the company expected. However, if you’re in the market for a tablet – or tablets for your employees – this may be a good time to consider an RT tablet to save a few bucks if you have more than one to purchase.