When it first launched in Australia, the 32GB Surface RT was AU$559, with the touch cover an additional AU$140.
Microsoft has recently dropped this price significantly. The basic 32GB Surface RT is now AU$389, or AU$499 with the touch cover.
The 64GB model will set you back AU$499 by itself, or AU$609 with the cover.
The price drop is reflected in overseas markets, as well: in the US, the 32GB RT is now US$350, while it's down to £280 in the UK, from an initial cost of £400.
The price drop suggests that Microsoft might be finding sales of the Surface RT tablet a little more sluggish than hoped for.
According to IDC, Microsoft shipped just 900,000 Surface tablets in Q1 2013, with a majority of those being the Surface Pro.
Microsoft has remained cagey on Surface sales figures, but some estimates suggest that total sales of the RT might be as low as 1 million. In terms of market share for the Windows RT operating system, IDC put the figure at 0.4 percent for Q1 2013.