As Microsoft gets ready for the Mega Release of Windows 8 along with the Windows RT based Surface Tablet on October 26,there is no stopping rumors and speculations about pricing and other details of the product.After the rumor about the Surface Tablet being priced for $199,the latest prediction from IDC indicates that Microsoft might go on producing 3 million Surface Tablets by the end of this year.
As reported earlier by CNET,IDC analyst told them that the Software Giant who is trying to make a mark in the hardware PC business with introduction of their Surface Tablets,could make more than 3 million Surface Tablets by the year end(both Windows RT based and Windows 8 Pro based).
Talking about selling this much amount of tablets solely with the base of Microsoft Stores,they would have to rethink about their plans and sell them in traditional retail stores as well.
When asked about the possibility of the $199 Surface pricing, This is what the IDC analyst O’Donnell had to say,
“There could be two ways to get Surface. Buy it outright for, let’s say, $599. Or $199 for a two-year subscription and you can get X,Y, and Z — which, oh, by the way, works out to more than $599,”
So that would mean that those who would buy it at that price tag would have to sign up for a 2 year contract of some sorts,but keeping in mind that the Office comes built in with Surface Windows RT tablet,so that would knock out the theory.So the price point doesn’t seem feasible at the moment according to the IDC analyst.