Rumours online today suggest that while Microsoft might be targeting the tablet market, it isn’t intending to compete on price.
WPCentral has word from Scandinavian retailer Webhallen that the entry-level 32GB Surface model will retail for an eye-watering £650.
That places it far ahead of the entry level 32GB Wi-Fi iPad, which currently retails for £479. The 32GB 3G model retails for £579.
Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet, however, will retail for just £159.99 when it hits the UK.
Of course, Microsoft could argue that you get more bang for your buck from Surface. But £500’s worth of bang? That’s a big ask in the increasingly broad tablet PC market.