Microsoft also dropping the price of Surface RT bundles on August 30th

Last night, Windows Phone Central reported that Microsoft Stores were poised to reduce the cost of the Touch Cover from the current $119.99 to a more favorable $79.99. That reduction includes all five colors and is set to occur on August 30th online and in Microsoft Stores. The price drop is permanent and not a sale.

We can also now confirm that the Surface RT bundle, which includes both the Surface RT device and a black Touch Cover, will also reflect that price decrease. Currently, customers can buy the Surface RT with either 32GB or 64GB and a bundled black Touch Cover for $449 and $549, respectively.  

Starting on August 30th, those same packages will be $399 and $499 reflecting a permanent $50 price reduction. While customers don’t get a color choice with the Surface RT bundle, they do save $30 were they to buy the Surface RT and Touch Cover separately ($349.99 + $79.99).

Microsoft has recently caught some flak over the very concept of Windows RT, specifically the reported low-sales of the Surface RT and manufacturers abandoning the nascent platform. In response, Microsoft reduced the price of the Surface RT by $150 in an effort to help move inventory. 

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.