surfaceblackMicrosoft’s Surface RT tablet recently had its price slashed in a response to lower than expected consumer demand, and that seems to have helped sales.

Now, the 32 GB Surface RT is out of stock on Walmart.com. The retail giant still seems to have units floating around a number of stores, but its online stock is completely depleted.

As you may recall, recent inventory adjustments for the Surface were responsible for a $900 million charge on the company’s recent earnings report. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer even said that the company had made too many Surfaces.

Originally, the 32 GB Surface RT was priced at $499, the same price point for a 16 GB iPad with Retina Display. If the sales trends on Walmart’s site are representative of the rest of the world, Microsoft’s tablet may have a future as a lower-priced iPad competitor.

Thanks to Robert McLaws for tipping us off about this story.

Previously on GeekWire: Microsoft cuts price on Surface RT to $349… Surface Diary: What should Microsoft do now? Here’s the view from my house

Comments

  • Trent Slack

    When people get there hands on this, they will never want to touch an ipad again

    • Lucap6

      +1 !!!

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