Microsoft told the website that the slashed prices are for the U.S. market, as well as Canada, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
The price cut is not only timed for the busy back-to-school shopping season, but also could mean Microsoft is trying to move inventory in anticipation of new Surface models. These rumored new Surface Pro tablets could use Intel's latest Haswell processors to provide faster performance and improved battery life.
Microsoft has taken some well-publicized lumps related to its tablet hardware in the last few weeks. As it slashed prices on the Surface RT, the company announced that it was taking a massive $900 million write-down on its Surface RT inventory. The Surface Pro hasn't been panned nearly as badly as the RT -- running a full version of Windows 8 allows it to use full Microsoft Office apps instead of the cut-down versions on the RT version -- but it's hard to tell how successful it has been, since Microsoft has been cagey about its tablet sales to date.
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