If you've been considering a Microsoft Surface but have been off by the price, this news might be enough to tip you over the edge. The company is cutting the price of the Surface RT come Sunday. The news was first reported by the Verge, which cited unnamed sources that said Microsoft was planning to lop as much as $150 off the price of the Surface RT. It's since been confirmed by Staples promo flyers that say the device will indeed by discounted by $150.
The Staples flyer dates the deal for Sunday, July 14 and says it will run through to July 20, which is the following Saturday, so you have a whole week to take advantage. Though the flyer lists only the Surface RT 32 GB as part of the deal, the Verge reports that the Surface RT 64 GB will also be discounted, as well as packages comprised of each model plus a Surface Touch Cover. The 32 GB Surface RT will apparently drop to $349.99, while the Surface RT is rumored to be going on sale for $449.99. The 32 GB model with Touch Cover will cost $449.99, while the 64 GB model with Touch Cover will cost $549.99.
The Surface RT was release in October of last year, at the same time as Windows 8, and is based onan Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset. It packs 2 GB of RAM, up to 64 GB of storage, a 10.6-inch 1366 x 768 display, two cameras (both front facing and rear-facing and both are 1.2 MP), WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB, and HD video out.