Correct me if I'm wrong, but Surface RT is not compatible with pre Win 8 and not fully compatible with Win 8 and now Win 8.1. Since it was never meant to be used to do serious work (hence the limitations), why then would folks have reason to buy it if you can email, watch movies, play games, purchase online at much lower price? Add the original $500 price tag, and you were overpaying for what you (didn't) got. Buy a Surface RT and fer sure you'll need to buy something else later for full Win 8.1. Since MSFT is in the beginning phase of a clearance sale (school administrators can get 'em for $199), why pay $350? Hades, why buy it at at all?
The Surface RT hardware and assembly cost are about 160$, add some cost of Office, Windows and etc - it should be sold at 199-220$ then add LTE chip on board and marketing/sales costs - final price 220-250$. i guess there will be some buyers at 250$ with Office and LTE. Anything above that is a RIPOFF!
It is going lower along with all the Surface RT's. Hey I was in the Staples line waiting to get one last Sunday (was going to give it to someone that day). It sold out I did not get one and I searched every single Staples withing 50 miles and everyone sold out. So, I guess some people thought the 349.00 was a good deal. It came with a cover keyboard. It was the one without the raised keys. The raised keys is they one that is extra. Try staples if Best Buy was trying to charge extra for a keyboard.
Well right now you get a free cover and free Microsoft Office full version. That is 350 - 399 there. It is worth every penny. That cover for free is only until the end of this month. You do not get Office free with Pro. The RT is the exact opposite of what you are saying. Example, when W8 came out the upgrades where very cheap. Now people are kicking themselves because you have to pay full price now. If you do not use office or now the value of it go with whatever you feel comfortable with. For someone that needs Office & a keyboard cover, it is time to buy. You only have until the end of JUNE.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Ipad is an old boring looking 20 year old device. Surface and Windows 8 look like 2013. Seriously let Steve Jobs die as a hero. Apple is just a joke now. I seriously here that the ceo is gay and most of the workers are and they just do each other at work all day. Just my opinion I do not know if it is true or not.