While Microsoft hasn’t announced New Zealand prices, a report on Lifehacker says the 32GB Windows RT Surface tablet will sell in Australia for A$559 including GST. The price doesn’t include a cover.
Given today’s exchange rate and allowing for the difference between Australia’s 10% GST compared with 15% in New Zealand that comes to roughly NZ$730, the price of a 16GB iPad.
That’s a good price, especially considering it includes a tablet version of Microsoft Office. Mind you at A$150 the Type Cover (keyboard and cover combined) is a little steep.
Would you pay NZ$730 for a Microsoft tablet?