WASHINGTON: Software giant Microsoft gaining momentum to made impact in the tablet market with its upcoming device Microsoft Surface Pro 2.
Microsoft haven’t have the great response at the launch of its first tablet Microsoft Surface Pro, but now with improved technology, company will be eyeing to capture tablet market with its upcoming device Surface Pro 2.
Microsoft slashed the price of both its Surface tablets due to weak sales.
Microsoft hasn’t learned its lesson, and a new report from ZDNET claims Microsoft plans on releasing the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 at their original price points.
According source, it sounds like there are no huge price cuts in the works, which will surely disappoint those who’ve been expecting the so-so reception of first-generation Surfaces to have made Microsoft rethink its Surface pricing. The aforementioned source told me that Microsoft is planning to continue to sell its first-generation Surfaces alongside its new Surfaces,” reports ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. “The supposed plan is to keep Surface RT pricing at its current level ($349.99 for the 32GB with no cover included) and introduce the 32GB Surface 2 at $499. A 64 GB Surface 2 will start at $599.”
Microsoft will be one of the first tablet makers to use the newly high-speed yet low-power 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.
Screen is the key factor in the success of device because users like to see clear image on the screen. Microsoft’s next batch tablet will include a 7 inch edition which will go up against the Google Nexus 7 and iPad mini.
Surface pro will be available with 16/32/64 and 128 GB storage capacity. Pro 2 will have an upgrade Window 8.1.
Microsoft is holding a Surface event on September 23 to announce the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, which will likely go on sale Oct. 22, according to this report. Lower price points would surely help sales, but it remains to be seen whether Microsoft has learned its lesson.