According to Microsoft, the new pricing is good from August 24 to September 27, or "while supplies last," which may either suggest that Microsoft is clearing channels ahead of a new release – which some have rumored might be unveiled at the end of September – or is simply getting ready to discontinue the Windows RT tablet lineup altogether.
Microsoft has three Surface 2 tablets currently on offer, and the with the price cuts they are as follows:
Surface 2 32GB wi-fi only: $349
Surface 2 64GB wi-fi only: $449
Surface 2 64GB LTE only: $579
The price cut takes effect in selected Microsoft retail and online stores in US.
At this price, the entry-level Surface 2 is cheaper that Apple's 16GB iPad mini, which has a $399 price tag.
The Surface 2 runs Windows RT, which means that it can only run Windows Metro apps – no legacy Windows applications – and it features 10.6-inch display and comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office 2013 RT.
The Surface 2 was the follow-on to highly unsuccessful Surface RT, a device that sold so badly that it resulted in Microsoft having to take a $900 million write-off in 2013.