Microsoft Surface slashes £120 off Windows 8 tablet price
Microsoft has slashed the price of the Microsoft Surface by almost a third, knocking a whopping £120 off the Windows 8 tablet.
The discount drops the price of the 32GB model to £280, down from £400. Meanwhile the 64GB version now costs £360.
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Those discounts are on the Surface RT, the version of the Surface that runs Windows 8 RT software designed specially for tablets. The RT tablet only installs mobile apps, like the iPad only installs apps from the Apple App Store. If you want full-fat Windows to install any program you like, you need the , which uses the same Windows 8 software as a PC or laptop.
Sadly the Surface Pro costs a wallet-straining £720 for the 64GB model, or a credulity-straining £800 for the 128GB version.
Microsoft has cut prices to clear out the current Surface before both RT and Pro models, expected to be unveiled later this year with the new on board.
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