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Microsoft rumoured to be cutting Surface RT price

Microsoft is all set to cut the price of its Surface RT tablet by $150, if a recent internet rumour is to be believed.

According to The Verge, which is citing “sources familiar with Microsoft’s Surface plans,” the current iteration of the Surface RT tablet could be cut to $349 (for the 32GB model) as early as next week.

The 64GB model will be cut to $449.99, whilst you’ll be able to add a Touch Cover to either model for $100 extra.

Such a price cut would follow slow sales of the stripped-back Windows 8 RT tablet. Microsoft has even tried to sell the device off to schools in the past for just $199 a piece.

The reports also comes in the wake of news that Microsoft is to launch the next generation of Surface RT and Surface Pro over the coming 12 months. The company outlined its plans to do so at this week’s Worldwide Partner Conference.

We previously reported that the next Surface RT would run on a Snapdragon 800 CPU, which would enable the inclusion of 4G connectivity.

Meanwhile the next Surface Pro, which will run a full version of Windows 8.1, will likely sport a new Intel Haswell processor.

It’s also rumoured that Microsoft is working on a new battery-equipped keyboard cover for the next generation of its Surface tablets.

Next, find out more about the new features of Windows 8.1.

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