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Microsoft said to cut prices for OEMs who push Windows RT on small tablets

Sharif Sakr

Acer has already managed to cram full Windows 8 into a $380 8-incher (shown above), but ARM-based Windows RT tablets have the potential to drive prices down even further -- if only someone, somewhere would see their merit. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft is now trying to help things along by offering discounts to OEMs who'll use RT in smaller tablets. The prices in question are confidential, so it's hard to gauge the likely impact for consumers, but with Dell's XPS 10 still costing $400 with its dock, and with Surface RT fetching $500, there's definitely scope for improvement.

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