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Microsoft Knocks $100 Off Surface 2 Price

Is Microsoft cleaning house before the holiday season? The company seems to be in a giving mood, as it is currently knocking $100 off the price of its Surface 2 tablet, selling the 32 GB version for $349, the 64 GB version for $449, and the 64 GB model with 4G LTE support for $579. Not too shabby.

The Surface 2, which dropped the "RT" label in its name but still runs Windows RT, was launched on October 22, 2013. Unlike the "Pro" model, this tablet sports Nvidia's Tegra 4 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.7 GHz. There's also 2 GB of memory and a 10.6-inch ClearType screen with a Full HD resolution and 5-point touch input.

Those who purchase the 32 GB model will only have 18 GB of available space, and there's just 47 GB of usable space on the 64 GB model. A microSD card reader helps make up the difference by providing up to 32 GB of additional internal storage.

The Surface 2 also includes a 5MP camera on the back and a 3.5MP camera on the front, dual-band Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, two microphones, Dolby Digital Plus speakers, a full USB 3.0 port, a microHDMI port, and five sensors. This tablet also comes with Microsoft Office 2013 RT at no extra charge.

The Surface 2 battery purports to provide up to 10 hours of video playback. The 4G LTE version's battery also offers 10 hours of video playback on a Wi-Fi connection, the battery is only rated for 7 hours when browsing the web on a 4G LTE network.

Although we're speculating here, it's possible that Microsoft may be getting ready to introduce a new Surface RT tablet in the near future -- hence the $100 discount to move current models off the shelf.

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  • CaptainTom
    I can get a 32 GB tablet that runs FULL windows 8 for the same price! It baffles me that MS expects ANYONE to buy these things...
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  • Steve Simons
    I don't think they'll release another RT tablet. They may have a bit of stripped down Surface, but it will still run Windows 8.
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  • "In a giving mood"? More like they can't sell any. Who buys this stuff?

    Windows RT is dead. Windows Surface is dead. Show me the selling statistics, Chromebook vs Surface vs Macbook. I'd like to see the evolution over time.
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  • ingtar33
    500 for a tablet running windows RT... yeah... m$ is smoking a peace pipe on that one.
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  • edogawa
    The Surface RT line is too expensive and has a lack of apps. The Surface Pro line is awesome on the other hand, and most people seem to love them. Pricing is their biggest problem at the moment for their Surface line.
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  • Darkk
    Microsoft needs to sell these at a fire sale and then bury it. The Surface Pro 3 is a very nice improvement and it will do well.
    Reply
  • Eve Twain
    They should install Android and sell it.
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  • Amdlova
    They should install Android and sell it.


    LOL you make my day ;)
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  • icemunk
    I can get a 32 GB tablet that runs FULL windows 8 for the same price! It baffles me that MS expects ANYONE to buy these things...

    Heck, you can get a 32GB full Windows 8 tablet (8" mind you) 2GB ram, and a Z3740 processor, 1280X800 IPS for $157 right now.
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  • damianrobertjones
    I can get a 32 GB tablet that runs FULL windows 8 for the same price! It baffles me that MS expects ANYONE to buy these things...

    Yet people buy Android and Apple tablets?
    Reply