Microsoft Surface tablet

Webhallen.com is Swedish retail website caused an uproar and indignation among consumers who are waiting for Microsoft Surface Tablet PC selling at around the same iPad price.

The Surface Tablet price list appeared  in Webhallen.com as follows:

  • Microsoft Surface for Windows RT with 32GBs at $1,001 in fourth quarter of 2012
  • Microsoft Surface for Windows RT with 64GBs at $1,431, in fourth quarter of 2012
  • Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro with 64GB at $1,861, in first quarter of 2013
  • Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro with 128GB at $2,148, in first quarter of 2013

Why the rumor is false

If we search in the Swedish website about ipad3 with 32GBs, wifi and Black will find that its price $743. while we find the price in Amazon is cheaper at $592, which is less by 25.5%. Easy to conclude that the reason for the high price of the Surface Tablet is a high tax in Sweden, This proves to us that the rumor is false.

Rumor give birth to rumor

As I mentioned above that the difference in prices between the Sweden retail website (Webhallen.com) and Amazon in USA is 25%, then we can expect that the price of Surface Tablet in USA will be:
  • Microsoft Surface for Windows RT with 32GBs around $745
  • Microsoft Surface for Windows RT with 64GBs around $1,066
  • Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro with 64GB around $1,386
  • Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro with 128GB around $1,600

We wish our expectation to be completely wrong.

Last Update

Webhallen told reporter Paul Paliath:

“Our customers are very interested in pre-ordering these products, so we have set a high preliminary pricing for the lineup so that they may be able to pre-order them.

“Just to clarify, we have not recieved any pricing from Microsoft regarding MRSP or purchasing net cost, and any people who have booked the Surface at this high price will of course have their order adjusted before any product is shipped. So we’re not going to overcharge anyone for being an early adopter.”