All eyes are currently on the Surface Pro 3, but that doesn't necessarily mean that Microsoft has forgot the previous models which are still on sale both online and at retail stores.Redmond today launched a new discount for the original Surface tablet that's now available for only $249 (180 euros) thanks to a Memorial Day sale that cuts $200 (€150) off the initial price.
The tablet in question comes with 64 GB of space and without a Touch Cover, but if you're also looking to get a keyboard, you can purchase both for no less than $279 (205 euros).
As you most likely know by now if you're a Surface fan, the original tablet comes with Windows RT, the controversial platform that doesn't support the traditional Windows applications, but instead allows you to install apps from the Windows Store.
In addition to the 64 GB of storage space, the device also boasts 2 GB of RAM, a 10-inch screen, a resolution of 1366x768, and an Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU specifically optimized for longer battery life and decent performance.
The 31.5 W-h battery offers up to 8 hours of mixed activity and 7 to 15 days of idle life, according to Microsoft's very own technical specifications.
The Surface RT comes with Microsoft's integrated kickstand that allows you to use the tablet as a laptop and type on the keyboard from your lap.
"Integrated Kickstand provides uncompromised support and flexibility. Flip out the Kickstand for hands-free entertainment. Whether you’re watching a movie, or shooting video, Surface stands on its own," Microsoft says.
At the same time, the device also comes with a pre-installed copy of Office 2013 RT that includes apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
"Work anywhere, anytime with Windows RT and Office Home & Student 2013 RT2, which includes full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Keep tabs on news, friends, and entertainment with preloaded Microsoft apps. Visit the Windows Store3 to discover more apps and games," the company added.
The Surface RT was launched in October 2012 together with Windows 8 and was pretty much Microsoft's first attempt in the tablet sector. The Surface RT, however, failed to impress and even caused a $900 million (€680 million) loss to Microsoft, after the company had to turn to a write-down to adjust unsold inventories across the world.