Surface RT sales begin in Australia

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Last week, news of Microsoft slashing Surface RT tablet prices in the United States emerged, and though we’ve yet to hear the official statement for the cost reductions in Australia, it appears like the Australian Microsoft online store has actually currently got its price cuts in place.

Microsoft’s online shop is noting the 32GB Windows Surface RT with a $170 sale, bringing the RRP price below $559 to $389. With a black Touch cover, the $679 rate drops to $499– a sale of $180.

The 64GB Surface RT also gets a $180 sale, dropping from $679 to $499, according to Microsoft’s internet site. Strangely, the $709 64GB Surface RT with a black Touch cover just drops $100 to $609. Microsoft’s website says the “special offer” is valid while stocks last.

The sales appear to be primarily in line with United States price cuts, which will see the 32GB Surface RT in the United States dropping to US$ 349 and a 64GB with Touch cover dipping to US$ 549. Exceptionally, the 64GB model and 32GB with Touch cover will drop to US$ 449, making them more affordable relatively in Australia thanks to the weak Aussie dollar.

JB goes cheaper

Earlier today, tech site LifeHacker had actually detailed JB Hi-Fi’s costs as $388, $498 and $608 for the readily available 3 investment options, however now it appears like the store has actually further decreased its rates on 2 of the items to take on the Microsoft’s own online decreases.

JB Hi-Fi’d the 32GB Surface RT originally ticketed at $459, dropping the cost to $384– a discount of $75. The price cut for the 32GB Surface RT with a black Touch cover has continued to be the same at $498, an $80 cut from the original ticketed price of $578.

For the 64GB Surface RT with a black Touch cover, the retailer dropped its rate from $688 to $598 – a cost cut of $90.

While the sales with JB Hi-Fi does not seem to be as heavy as those to be seen in the US, it ought to be kept in mind that JB Hi-Fi was currently selling the Surface RT at a lower rate point than Microsoft’s Aussie online shop was prior to this sale started.