Microsoft slashes price of Surface tablet RT in Australia

The move by Microsoft follows the tablet's price cut in the US.

Following Microsoft's decision to lower the price of its Surface RT tablet in the US, the company has discounted the tablet in Australia.

Microsoft's Surface RT, which uses an ARM chip, launched last October with a price tag of AU$559 for the 32GB version. It is now down to AU$389. The 64GB version with a keyboard originally cost AU$789, but that price has been chopped to AU$699.

This isn't the first time the vendor has heavily discounted its Surface range. Last month, Microsoft offered its New Orleans TechEd conference attendees a Surface RT and a Surface Pro for US$100 and US$399, respectively.

Microsoft has also been handing out big discounts to educational institutes that buy Surface tablets in bulk.

The vendor has been experiencing slow sales with the both the Surface RT and Surface Pro , which may be one of the reasons for the price drop.