Microsoft cuts price of Surface 2 - is it making way for something else?

Long before Amazon, New Yorkers purchased their deeply affordable electronic devices from personalities like Crazy Eddie, who’d certainly have actually taken pleasure in screaming over tv commercials about Microsoft’s outrageous new pricing on last-generation tablets.

Microsoft placed on its bargain bin hat this weekend as US-based online and retailers rolled out deep discount rates on Surface area 2 designs for the next month, with costs starting as low as $349 (about ₤ 211, AU$ 376) for the 32GB design.

Beginning August 24 and ending September 27, or “while supplies last,” Microsoft Establishment shoppers can get approximately 5 Surface area 2 tablets for $100 (about ₤ 60, AU$ 108) off recently’s cost, consisting of a 64GB design with AT&T 4G LTE for only $579 (about ₤ 349, AU$ 623).

As a refresher, Surface area 2 designs are powered by Nvidia Tegra 4 processors and run Windows RT as opposed to complete Windows. The tablet likewise includes 2GB RAM, a 10.6-inch 1080p display and the requisite front and rear cams.

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The timing of the sale is most likely no mishap provided students have currently begun heading back to school over the last few weeks, Microsoft offered a comparable $100 price cut on the more pricey Surface Pro in early August of in 2013.

Thus far, Redmond has yet to produce a third-generatoin RT-powered tablet, rather focusing its energy on the MacBook Air-busting power of its most current Surface Pro 3.

With reports of Windows 9 making its debut September 30, the sale can also be Microsoft’s effort to clear warehouse shelves of unsold stock ahead of a new RT model revealed on the same day.

As Microsoft works to combine its desktop, tablet and smartphone worlds, the latest discount smells like a fire sale as Redmond prepares for something (or somethings) else.