In life, there are only a few things you can count on. Death is the obvious one and of course taxes aren’t far off either but our favorite is that at some point the cutting edge devices of yore receive steep price cuts over time. Case in point, Microsoft’s Surface RT device.

According to The Verge, Microsoft will slash the price of all of the Surface RT devices across the board by $150. In effect that means that users could possibly pick up the Surface RT with 32GB of storage for just $349, the Surface RT with 32GB of storage and the Touch Cover going for $449.

The 64GB Surface RT with no Touch Cover would then cost just $449, while that same device would cost $549 with a Touch Cover.

Supposedly, these price cuts could come as early as next week. While we aren’t ones to throw sand on someone else ‘s enthusiasm, we feel it’s a good idea to remind users who might buy a Surface RT at this price that the device was announced about a year ago, making it highly likely that it’ll be replaced in Microsoft’s line up at some point in the not too distant future.

Still, if true, those aren’t bad prices for a tablet with a 10″ screen.


Microsoft has announced that these price cuts will go into at Staples stores Sunday, July 14th.