Microsoft has announced that it will sell Surface RT tablets to Australian education institutions at discounted prices. For a limited time, schools will be able to snap up RT tablets for as little as $219 each — that's over 50 percent off.
The Surface RT school offers are as follows:
- Surface RT (32 GB) for $219 (RRP: $559)
- Surface RT (32 GB) with Touch Keyboard Cover for $279 (RRP: $679)
- Surface RT (32 GB) with Type Keyboard Cover for $319 (RRP: $708)
The offer is only available to education institutions. All prices are GST inclusive and come with an express warranty. We've run our eyes over the terms and conditions and there doesn't appear to be any stipulations in terms of minimum orders, which is good to know.
Not to be confused with Microsoft's Surface Pro, the RT is a mid-range tablet that runs on a cut-down version of Windows 8 and a low-powered Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. While many professional users consider the RT to be too much of a compromise machine, it makes perfect sense for students and education institutions. You can read more about the offer at Microsoft's website.
See also: Are Surface RT Buyers Still Happy?
[Via Microsoft Australia Blog]