The Microsoft Surface for Windows RT tablet is due to start shipping soon. However, its India availability and pricing have not yet been announced. There happens to be a Windows 8 press conference today in New Delhi however, and we are hoping Microsoft announces these very details at the event.
Stay tuned for updates from the Microsoft Windows 8 New Delhi event! In the meanwhile, pre-empting Microsoft, we decided to ask our readers what they thought would be the ideal pricing of the Microsoft Surface for Windows RT tablet in India. After the event today, we’ll see if Microsoft listened.
So far, Microsoft has only revealed U.S. pricing, which is $499 (roughly Rs. 27,000) for the 32GB version, $599 (roughly Rs. 32,000) for 32GB version with Touch Cover, and $699 (roughly Rs. 37,500) for 64GB with Touch Cover.
Our ThinkDigit readers, subscribers, and Facebook fans have responded. The results are in, and over 600 votes were cast. Of those, 339 readers, or 56%, thought “Under Rs. 27,000” was the ideal pricing for the Microsoft Surface for Windows RT tablet in India. 194 readers, or 32%, felt “Rs. 30,000 with the keyboard cover” would be a fair deal. 75 readers, or 12%, felt the question was moot, as they would wait for the second generation of Windows tablets from Microsoft, choosing “Doesn't matter, I'd wait for the Surface 2.”
You can check out the poll results in graphical form below, and check out our previous ThinkDigit Weekly Poll Results here. Do also share your views on this week’s ThinkDigit Poll, where we’ve asked you “Which of the two (Nexus 7 32GB or iPad Mini 16GB) 7-inch tablets would you choose?”