Microsoft Malaysia Slashes Prices on Surface RT Tablet

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT. Image credit: Microsoft
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Barely three months after its introduction to the Malaysian market, Microsoft Malaysia has cut prices of its consumer tablet, the Surface RT by as much as RM450. This reflects to similar price cuts in the US, where Microsoft has slashed $150 across all Surface RT variants.

No official reasoning behind the price cuts, but clues point to a model refresh during its World Partner Conference on Wednesday. Microsoft is expected to refresh the Surface Pro with Intel’s new Haswell architecture, and the company has reportedly been testing the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor on the RT version.

Updated price list:

  • Surface RT 32GB – RM1,099 (previously RM1,549)
  • Surface RT 64GB – RM1,399 (previously RM1,849)
  • Surface RT 32GB with Touch Cover – RM1,399 (previously RM1,849)
  • Surface RT 64GB with Touch Cover – RM1,699 (previously RM2,149)

No changes to pricing of Touch Cover and accessories purchased separately.

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Source: LowYat.NETTheVerge

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  • Kadajawi Lowat

    I got one my self. RT from Harvey Norman. I find it very fatiguing after an hour. The screen is really not good. RT is not full Hd.

    It will not do many thing a proper laptop can. Do not be sucked in by their marketing. Full of regrets now.

    • vernieman

      I’d much prefer the Pro, but I guess the RT satisfies a price point. Unfortunately it’s a really tough business, and not even MSFT’s marketing muscle could help it compete better. Better luck next time, MSFT?

    • Vernon Chan

      I would personally go Pro. RT was really to meet a lower price point. Didn’t fly and the strategy flawed I do think.

      Oh well. Better off than a PlayBook 😛

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