Microsoft Surface Pricing Rumors Abound

The forthcoming Microsoft Surface tablet devices may be priced competitively - very competitively. Maybe $200 for the 16GB model - that's Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 territory. Microsoft could afford do this if they want to - they would be taking a (potentially substantial) loss on each unit sold, though. They have done this before with hardware, when the X Box was launched. So why would they, particularly as it could anger some of their hardware partners who would feel like they were being undercut by the giant software maker? The partners who are getting ready to offer their Windows 8 compatible devices for sale...

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