“Price estimates for the Windows RT version of Microsoft's Surface tablet have been all over the map, ranging from $600 to a highly unlikely $1,000,” Brad Reed reports for BGR. “But now Engadget has talked with an unnamed ‘inside source’ who attended a session at Microsoft's TechReady15 conference and claims to have learned that Microsoft would be selling the Windows RT version of its tablet for just $199.”
“Pricing the Windows RT version of the tablet at under $200 would certainly be a game-changer for Microsoft, though the company would very likely be taking a major hit to its bottom line for selling such a high-end tablet for such a low price,” Reed reports. “At the same time, such a move might make sense because Microsoft is showing up very late to the tablet market that is already well-stacked at... the high end with the Apple iPad.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: If — big IF (the source seems rather ill-defined) — little old Microsoft wants to try to get into a price war with Apple, it’s a war they cannot mathematically win.
Microsoft has to do more than bring a peashooter to a thermonuclear war.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Rick Pearce" for the heads up.]