US-based retch company Microsoft has heavily slashed the prices on its Surface 2 models as US-based online Microsoft Slashes Surface 2 Prices; Paving Way For New Device?and retail stores will be offering deep discounts with effect from September 2014. The device will be available to the customers at a price as low as USD 349 for the 32GB model.

With effect from August 24 to September 27, Microsoft Store shoppers can purchase up to five Surface 2 tablets at a discount of USD100, including a 64GB model with AT&T 4G LTE that can be grabbed at only USD579.

The Surface 2 models are equipped with Nvidia Tegra 4 processors and operate on Windows RT as opposed to full Windows. The device also sports 2GB RAM, a 10.6-inch 1080p display as well as the requisite front and rear cameras.

Microsoft entered into the tablet market back in 2012 with the launch of its own-brand slates – the Surface RT and the Surface Pro. However, the tablets were not successful in the market, especially the RT model, but the company again launched a second generation in 2013 with its new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2.

There have also been rumors related to the launch of Windows 9 on September 30 2014. The heavy discounts are also being seen as the company’s efforts to clear unsold inventory before the launch of a new RT model.