Microsoft is taking the RT to schools.
Microsoft's Surface tablets aren't exactly cheap, but Microsoft is looking to offer schools a discount on the RT version of the computer. According to a brochure posted to ZDNet, the discount for educational institutions will bring the price of the 32GB Surface RT down to $199, while the addition of Microsoft's Touch Cover will bring that up to $249. Swapping out the Touch Cover for a Type Cover will bump the price to $289.
Available for K12 and higher education institutions, it seems Microsoft isn't quite ready to make things official yet, as the brochure that was previously available online has been pulled. Schools in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China (via Digital China), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States will be able to avail of the offer. ZDNet reports that there is no requirement for a minimum number of units per order.
Microsoft's 32GB Surface usually costs $499. It packs an Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset as well as 2 GB of RAM, a 10.6-inch 1366 x 768 (148 ppi) display, two cameras (both 1.2-megapixel with auto focus in the rear), USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, and Windows 8 RT. Microsoft just recently expanded availability of the Surface RT to Mexico Korea and Thailand.