Microsoft's hybrid ARM-based Surface RT tablet running Windows 8 reportedly will cost as little as $199.
Microsoft, which surprised the tech world with its announcement of the Surface RT in June, might have another surprise in store--its price. According to an inside source at Engadget, the Surface will be priced at $199 when it goes on sale on Oct. 26.
The anonymous source is said to have received the information from a recent TechReady15 conference, where the complete details of the launch were disclosed.
If the rumor is true, the Surface would be tied for least expensive tablet with other $199 tablets, such as the Google Nexus 7, and would also best all others on cost per screen size, putting downward pressure on the iPad. The tablet/ultrabook hybrid features a 10.6-inch screen, full-size keyboard, and a built-in kickstand.
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