I can’t say that I’m a “fan” of the Microsoft Surface RT tablet, but I am intrigued by it. But, even at $349 for the entry level 32GB version, it still is a bit expensive to buy at a toy.
But if you are in the market for a Microsoft Surface RT, you might want to also consider that the Redmond company is now selling referbrished 32GB Surface RT tablets, with the $100-ish Touch Cover, for $379.
Check it out now in the Microsoft Online Store.
The well connected Microsoft blogger Mary Jo Foley has an update on how the software company is trying to sweeten the appeal of the Windows RT operating system – releasing Outlook RT. Outlook RT will ship with Windows “Blue” (aka Windows 8.1) which is rumored to ship late this summer (read: September).
“Microsoft will make available as part of its upcoming Windows 8.1 “Blue” release of Windows client the rumored Outlook 2013 RT mail client, company officials confirmed on June 5.”
This information was confirmed by Tami Reller, Microsoft’s Chief Financial Officer of Windows according to Foley’s ZDNet report.
But here’s the interesting thing about Outlook RT, if the report is accurate, it won’t replace Windows Mail client. Sounds a bit nuts, no? Given the opportunity to use Outlook or the basic featured bundled email client, I’d pick Outlook all day long. But then again, I can’t seem to pick an email client for personal use (web-based or native code on my Mac or PC) that I like and use consistently.