Where Microsoft Should Have Priced Surface
Software giant Microsoft recently started pre-orders for its Surface tablet, and for the first time revealed its pricing structure. For the Windows RT flavor, prices start at $499 for a 32 GB model, putting it in direct competition with Apple's newest 16 GB iPad. This will be hard for Microsoft to compete, since no other company to date has successfully challenged the iPad at the same price points. In comparison, Amazon.com is launching its 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD next month, which starts at $299. Pricing right in the middle of these two players at $399 would have been a better strategy, putting it up against the previous-generation iPad 2.
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