How Much Will Surface Cost? Here's What Verge Readers Said.

These are the results of a survey I posted in the Verge Microsoft Tribe Forum on June 19, 2012 asking what Microsoft's Surface will cost. I hope you enjoy them.

If you are having trouble reading the charts, clicking them will show them more clearly.

Surface RT 32GB

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2% guessed it will be in higher price bracket than the $599 iPad 32GB.

0% guessed it will be in higher price bracket than the $699 iPad 64GB.

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14% guessed it will be in higher price bracket than the $599 iPad 32GB.

2% guessed it will be in higher price bracket than the $699 iPad 64GB.

Surface RT 64GB

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28% guessed it will be in higher price bracket than the $599 iPad 32GB.

5% guessed it will be in higher price bracket than the $699 iPad 64GB.

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53% guessed it will be in higher price bracket than the $599 iPad 32GB.

21% guessed it will be in higher price bracket than the $699 iPad 64GB.

Surface Pro 64GB

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90% guessed it will be in higher price bracket than the $599 iPad 32GB.

85% guessed it will be in higher price bracket than the $699 iPad 64GB.

3% guessed it will be $1000 or more.

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93% guessed it will be in higher price bracket than the $599 iPad 32GB.

86% guessed it will be in higher price bracket than the $699 iPad 64GB.

12% guessed it will be $1000 or more.

Surface Pro 128GB

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100% guessed it will be in higher price bracket than the $599 iPad 32GB.

93% guessed it will be in higher price bracket than the $699 iPad 64GB.

32% guessed it will be $1000 or more.

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100% guessed it will be in higher price bracket than the $599 iPad 32GB.

95% guessed it will be in higher price bracket than the $699 iPad 64GB.

47% guessed it will be $1000 or more.

Summary of Surface Pricing

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Just as a reminder, here's the wifi iPad (The new iPad aka iPad3) Pricing:

16GB $499, 32GB $599, 64GB $699.

The Cover Pricing

The Touch Cover is 3mm thick, while the Type Cover is 5mm thick and has laptop like keys.

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Touch Cover, the really thin one, only 3mm thick, average guess was $51.06.

Type Cover, has real keys with more travel, 5mm thick, average guess was $67.75.

Will Surface be sold with or without a cover?

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This is a tricky one. One the one hand the Touch Cover is such a cool new thing that Microsoft may want to include it with all Surface tablets. But on the other hand they may want to give consumers the choice on which keyboard they get, rather than forcing the Touch Cover on users.

Did you enjoy this survey?

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Shockingly only 3% of respondents chose to say my survey stinks. And an amazing 25% chose to say I Loooooooved it. Thanks guys :D

A few notes on the survey.


One regret I have is using price brackets (e.g. $750 to $774.99). I think it would of been more interesting if I let people just choose whatever price they wanted to guess.

60 people participated in the survey, or some answered more than once, I have no way of knowing for sure. The few Responses that chose $0 and the maximum $1600 were disregarded as outliers.

You can view the survey questions here, and you can view all the responses here.

Thanks to all those who took the time to respond to the survey. :D