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Microsoft tries to boost Surface RT sales by offering free keyboard cover with purchase

Microsoft offering free keyboard cover with purchase of a Surface RT tablet

By: Trace Hagan from May 31, 2013 @ 17:28 CDT

Now is a great time to get a deal on the Surface RT with keyboard cover. Microsoft, clearly in an attempt to boost sales, is offering a free keyboard cover with purchase of a new Surface RT tablet. The promotion starts today and runs for an undetermined amount of time. Microsoft did note that it is a limited time offer, but didn't specify how limited.


This represents a fairly good deal. The Touch Cover normally sets you back $100 with a purchase, or $119 by itself. The Type Cover sets purchasers back $129.

Sales of the Surface RT tablet have been less than ideal for Microsoft. Bloomberg reported back in March that Microsoft had only sold around 1.5 million Surface tablets, with around one million of those believed to be the Surface RT. That number is around half of what Microsoft was expecting.

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