Microsoft cuts price of high end Surface tablets
NEW YORK (AFP) - Microsoft on Monday knocked US$100 (S$127) off the price of high-end versions of its Surface tablet, which is competing against Apple's iPad and devices that use Google's Android system.
The software giant's online store is offering US consumers the Surface Pro for US$799 or US$899, depending on memory capacity, down from US$899 and US$999 respectively.
"We've been seeing great worldwide success with Surface RT pricing and keyboard-cover promotions over the past several months and are proud to offer Surface Pro at more affordable prices," Microsoft said in an email response to an AFP inquiry.
"People who buy Surface love Surface, and we're eager for more people to get their hands on Surface and share their excitement." The Surface RT is a basic version of the tablet, which got a 30 per cent price cut last month after failing to gain traction in the market.