Why anyone think Surface RT should be cheaper than iPad?
...despite the business/marketing reason.
- premium built (we hope)
- touch cover included
- real-deal OS (my personal opinion)
If you have premium product (to compete with iPad) you have to bring premium price.
300$? With cover? Guys, are you serious? It would be great for consumer of course, but... 300$ would not be a wise decision.
1. It would look inferior/cheap. People like having "premium" product.
2. Low sale profit per device.
Basic version should be at 400-450$.