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.
Blair Hanley Frank is a technology journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has also worked for Macworld, PCWorld and TechHive. He can be found on Twitter @belril.