Wow, busy week for Microsoft. As if lifting the lid on Windows Phone 8 wasn’t big enough, we also met the Microsoft Surface tablet on Monday. Phew.
While the Microsoft Surface looks pretty sexy, the big question mark is the price. Predictably, tongues are wagging, and it’s a little more expensive than we’d hoped. If you’re wearing a hat, you might want to hold onto it.
The news comes via TheNextWeb, and “a source close to Microsoft”, so we’re thinking these figures are probably in the right ballpark. Probably.
The TNW guys are hearing $599 for the ARM-based Windows 8 RT Microsoft Surface. They’re not entirely sure, but that’s probably for the 32GB model (as opposed to the 64GB), which would make it the same price as the 32GB Wi-Fi only iPad 3.
Of course, as we learned the other day, the first round of Microsoft Surface tablets will be Wi-Fi only.
As for the full-fat Intel-fuelled Windows 8 Pro Microsoft Surface, it’ll be “into the thousand dollar range”. That’s not completely insane, considering it offers more of a laptop experience type dealio.
What do you think, peeps? Another Ballmer balls-up, or look out iPad?