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August 26, 2014

Microsoft Surface RT 2 gets a USD100 price cut

Microsoft has silently slashed $100 off on all the models of the Windows RT-powered Surface 2 which includes the standard 32GB variant (USD349), the 64GB model (USD449), as well as the LTE-enable version (USD579) which also has a built-in 64GB internal storage.

MS Surface 2 RT

However, as good as this deal may sound to some, we feel that it’s actually not. For one, this might just be a last ditch effort to sell the remaining units of this rather unsuccessful line up of MS Surface tablets that comes pre-installed with Windows RT, instead of full-blown Windows 8 OS.

Speaking of Windows RT, it’s one of the main reasons why most users shrugged at the thought of getting one of these tablets off the shelves. The lack of native Windows Media Player, coupled with the lackluster support for existing software applications proved huge for the success of the Windows RT in the consumer department.

Microsoft Surface 2 RT specs:
10.6 inch ClearType Full HD Touchscreen Display (1080 x 1920)
1.7Ghz NVidia Tegra 4 (T40) Quad-Core SoC
ULP GeForce GPU
2GB RAM
32GB / 64GB internal storage
Expandable up to 64GB
5MP rear camera
3.5MP front camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
LTE (Optional, LTE model only)
Bluetooth 4.0
Micro SD support
USB 3.0
Mini DisplayPort
Windows RT 8.1
907g (weight)
275 x 173 x 13 mm (dimensions)

So what’s your take on this recent price cut? Would this make the Surface 2 RT a more viable option, or you’re just better off opting for a Windows tablet from other manufacturers? Share your thoughts on the comments field below.

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13 Responses to “Microsoft Surface RT 2 gets a USD100 price cut”

  1. theo says:

    Windows RT is a sinking ship…

    no compatibility with win x86 or x64 apps..

    don’t buy surface rt rablets

    • phonebuddy says:

      dpende sa needs mo sir. i bought mine para gawing entertainment device pag nasa byahe. may torrent, file manager, microsoft office, stereo speakers, usb 3.0, micro sd card slot, kickstand at 1080p display. it’s not a computer. if you want “compatibility with win x86 or x64 apps” buy a surface pro. just like ipad that can’t run os x apps. tama?

    • poche says:

      @phonebuddy
      so bakit di na lang bumili ng ipad or branded android tablets na mas madaming apps at support?

  2. anon says:

    useless.

    buy an Asus T100 instead.

  3. easy e says:

    Still too expensive.. In other news, humihingi lang po ng pasensya kay Kevin B.F.

  4. arsenal says:

    Surface RT and Windows RT needs to die. Why put a desktop interface in an OS that can’t even run x86 desktop apps? Both Surface RT and Windows RT is nothing but a fucking joke. And that’s coming from a user who received a Surface RT 2 as a gift and later sold it because of its useless for a power user like me.

    There are a lot of faster yet affordable full Windows 8.1 hybrids out there that renders the Surface RT a fucking joke pile of slow shit. Good examples of those hybrids I’m talking about are the Asus T100 and its competitor model from Acer.

    • boy bezel says:

      Surface RT and Windows RT needs to die. -Tama/Mali. Not necessarily needs ‘to die’.

      Why put a desktop interface in an OS that can’t even run x86 desktop apps? -Tama

      Both Surface RT and Windows RT is nothing but a fucking joke. -Mali. Nagagawa ng Windows RT nagagawa ng iOS minus the ‘apps’ and of course UI.

      And that’s coming from a user who received a Surface RT 2 as a gift and later sold it because of its useless for a power user like me. -Regalo na nga lang umaangal ka pa.

      There are a lot of faster yet affordable full Windows 8.1 hybrids out there that renders the Surface RT a fucking joke pile of slow shit. -Tama. Absurd pricing.

      Good examples of those hybrids I’m talking about are the Asus T100 and its competitor model from Acer. -Tama

  5. groper says:

    Seriously, a lousy, tablet-grade spec sheet for a price that could easily buy you a mid-range laptop or hybrid. Microsoft really does take a lot of weed smoking these days…

  6. Salleh says:

    I own a Surface RT since January this year and I still love it more than any android tab or iPad na nasubukan ko… i prefer it more than my Asus Vivotab Smart which is an x86 tablet.

    You may hate Windows RT but no android or iOS software can trump it. Isama mo pa ang great build quality and portability ng Surface ay talagang panalo na para sa akin.

    Im a web developer and monitoring my sites is well served by my surface rt… sayang lang wala surface 2 dito sa pinas kaya di pa ako makapag upgrade.

    • hater ng hater says:

      pagpasensyahan mo na wala lang pambili ang mga reklamador na nagcomment sa post na ‘to. Kaya android lang ang kayang bilhin. Yung isa nga regalo n nga lang pinagkaperahan pa. Reklamo ng reklamo kahit d man lng nakahawak nung mismong device.

    • arsenal says:

      @hater ng hater
      Duh. Surface RT is for noobs who know nothing but to play tablet games, post on SNS and view websites. The Core i7 512GB Surface Pro 3 I bought on U.S. (not the same lousy Surface RT mentioned in this article) blows the Surface RT in terms of everything. Honestly, the Surface RT isn’t even worth your free time.

      I sold the Surface RT I received as a gift because the apps found on Windows Store are mostly comprised of paid scam apps. Evidence?
      Take a look here on how poor Windows Apps are:
      http://www.howtogeek.com/194993/the-windows-store-is-a-cesspool-of-scams-why-doesnt-microsoft-care/

      Damn imbecile people who do not know what others are really talking about.

  7. X says:

    Ano kayang ipinaglalabang netong mga hindot na ‘to. Tangna, andudunong ah.

    • angelo balaguer says:

      Tang ina mo, ang galing mong magtago kapag nasa internet ka. Eh kung yayain kita ng suntukan, baka kapag narinig mo pa lang yung pangalan ko, maihi ka sa brief mo at magtago ka sa panty ng nanay mo.

      Magsasalita na nga lang, wala pang kuwenta.

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