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Microsoft Surface: High tablet price lacks 3G/4G

You would have thought that the new Microsoft Surface tablet included 3G/4G at the rumored price, which looks like it will land at around $799 for the Microsoft Surface Pro and $599 for the standard version. Apple charge a higher price when you buy an iPad that supports mobile networks, although if Surface has these prices once we see a release date then it could meet with failure.

Microsoft will release tablets with 3G and 4G at some point in the future, but this report claims the first models released will be Wi-Fi only. One of the reasons for this is thanks to Wi-Fi only models being more popular, although it is also stated this will help to keep costs down, which we find hard to believe considering such a high launch price.

We have seen a number of specs for Microsoft Surface tablets, but these are by means the full specifications and a lot more needs to be revealed. Microsoft will have problems battling the LTE equipped iPad, especially with the high Surface cost to consumers, but then it could be that Microsoft have a plan to market the Surface tablets to people that want a highly mobile notebook replacement, which can be used in most locations with Wi-Fi. The user will find typing easier as well thanks to the full sized keyboard that doubles as a protective cover.

What do you make of the rumored Microsoft Surface pricing, and also the lack of 3G/4G models at launch? You can watch the official teaser video via this article.

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