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Microsoft is reportedly slashing $150 off each model.

Surface tablet price cuts due, new models teased

Microsoft is planning to introduce new Surface tablets and drop the price of existing models, with retailer Staples confirming a cut in the US this weekend.

Sources familiar with Microsoft’s Surface strategy say the price cut is imminent, with each device set to be slashed by $150, reports The Verge. It’s said to be part of a bid from Microsoft to turn around slow sales.

A listing by Staplesshows that the Surface RT 32GB model will be cut from $499 to $349 from Sunday, July 14th. The 64GB model is expected to drop to $449, while the Surface RT 32GB with Touch Cover could fall to $449.99, and the 64GB version with Touch Cover $549.

Microsoft hinted that new Surface RT and Surface Pro models are in the works during its Worldwide Partner Conference this week. 

During a presentation slide, "Update to Surface RT", "New Accessories", "New Accessory Colours" and "Update to Surface Pro" were mentioned.

This follows rumours that surfaced last month stating Surface 2 featuring Windows 8.1 could launch later this year.

Microsoft has yet to make an official announcement.

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