Microsoft's Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets, despite their merits, aren't exactly selling like hotcakes. Here's what Microsoft might do to change that.
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A number of developments may bring lower Surface prices. First off, a smaller Surface model would likely be priced in the $200 to $300 range to compete with the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, iPad mini and other slates. And some reports have Microsoft reworking its Windows OS tech specs to allow lower-resolution displays, and perhaps even lowering its Windows licensing fees to attract more hardware manufacturers to its tablet platform.
The Microsoft Store recently cut prices of Windows 8 devices (not including the Surface Pro). Of course, lower prices may simply be a way to clear out old inventory, or to boost interest in the tepidly received Windows 8.
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