Report claims $199 Surface tablet has OEMs nervous
Published on 2012-08-16 21:37:53
We recently reported that a new rumor suggested that the Surface RT could sell for as low as $199. While we are not holding our breath that it will come true considering what Microsoft has said in the past about the price point for the product, apparently the news has made enough waves to put OEMs on the edge of their seat.
In a report from Digitimes, who has an accuracy rating of 40% via Tracour, the site states that vendors are quite nervous that Microsoft could introduce a tablet at that price point and if so, they would consider pulling out of the Windows RT market. We should note that Digitimes did accurately predict, nearly a year before it happened, that Microsoft would build it's own tablet. This would suggest that they do have decently placed sources for this kind of information.
Microsoft has yet to comment on the pricing for the tablet and we don't expect them to respond to the pricing rumors either. But, we should have our answer on the true price of the Surface tablet very soon as the product will launch at the end of October along side the public release of Windows 8.