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Microsoft Surface tablets will be around $350, according to Dummies.com

Posted By Ashraf On October 6, 2012 @ 10:30 PM In Windows | 4 Comments


The release of Windows 8 [2] and Microsoft Surface tablets is almost here yet the speculation about Surface tablet [3] pricing is still alive and kicking. We have had multiple people chip in over the months about Surface pricing, from a $199 rumor [4] to Microsoft CEO hinting at iPad-like pricing [5]. Today we have another interesting tidbit to share with you, one that shows Surface tablets at a price that is middle of the road in terms of the current market: $350 USD.

Dummies.com, the website for the “XXX for Dummies” book series, is running a contest that sees a winner receive a grand prize of a Microsoft Surface tablet, Windows 8 For Dummies, and Surface For Dummies. Dummies.com says the “approximate retail value” of this grand prize is $350. While it isn’t entirely clear which Surface tablet Dummies.com is giving away (it is likely the cheaper Windows RT [6] version and not the Windows 8 Pro [7] version), that means Microsoft Surface tablets may start off at a price around $350. In fact, if you put the retail values of the two books at $14.99 USD each, that means the Surface tablet (most likely the Windows RT one) is actually estimated to be less than $350 — $320, to be more specific. $320 isn’t as juicy as $199 but it sure as hell beats the heck out of iPad’s $499.


As a side but related note, anyone that wants to enter the contest for a chance of winning the tablet and the books can do so from here [8].

[via Ghacks [9]]

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[2] Windows 8: http://dottech.org/tag/windows-8

[3] Surface tablet: http://dottech.org/tag/surface-tablets

[4] $199 rumor: http://dottech.org/76154/microsoft-windows-rt-surface-tablet-will-be-sold-for-199-according-to-a-rumor/

[5] Microsoft CEO hinting at iPad-like pricing: http://dottech.org/81160/okay-microsoft-surface-tablets-will-likely-not-be-priced-at-199/

[6] Windows RT: http://dottech.org/tag/windows-rt

[7] Windows 8 Pro: http://dottech.org/tag/windows-8-pro

[8] here: http://etips.dummies.com/contest.asp?sid=RAZW9DYD2QE5R2G2SW5P&id=149

[9] Ghacks: http://www.ghacks.net/2012/10/06/did-dummies-com-reveal-the-microsoft-surface-pricing/

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