Microsoft Surface tablet to start around $300

Microsoft Surface
Microsoft Surface
Microsoft Surface

Microsoft hasn’t been very forthcoming about what it plans to charge customers for its soon-to-be-released Surface tablet, but CEO Steve Ballmer told the Seattle Times that the device will be priced more to compete with Apple’s iPad than with low-cost tablets such as the Kindle Fire HD or the Google Nexus 7. Specifically, Ballmer said he expected various Surface models to sell from “probably $300 to about $700 or $800? depending on whether they’re equipped with Windows RT or Windows 8 Pro. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.

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