Surface RT

Too much or just right?

This morning Microsoft announced the pricing of the Surface RT tablet, which will come in at $499 for the 32 GB base price with the keyboards coming in extra. If you opt for a 64GB version with a Touch Cover, you’re looking at $699.

So far, reactions have been mixed as most people were expecting something more dramatic for the price (and those earlier $199 rumors of course did not help). We’re okay with the price because we know Microsoft could not undercut their OEM partners who would have surely bailed on making their own tablets if Microsoft was going to exploit their obvious advantage.

But we want to know what you think. Has that $499 price tag dissuaded you from your purchase? Was it in line with what you were budgeting anyway? Take the poll and let us know your decision in comments. Poll closes in 24 hours. Mobile users can jump to to vote on their phone.