Microsoft is said to be contemplating launching the Surface tablets in India. Times of India quotes Vineet Durani, Director of Windows Business Group at Microsoft India, as saying they are looking at bringing Surface to India, following feedback from its current and potential customers including CxOs. Also Read - Windows 11 out now in “reliable” beta version, allows Dev Channel users to switchAlso Read - Xbox Series X restock in India possible by early August, no news on Series S
While it s good news for enthusiasts who have been long waiting for Microsoft to bring Surface to India, Durani warns that it won t come cheap. Incidentally, the pricing had stopped Microsoft from launching Surface in India in the first place. Also Read - Xbox Game Pass: List of games coming to consoles in July, big games releasing next month
Durani however now says, We feel there’s a market in India for all devices including high-end convertibles and the Surface is the perfect device to showcase Windows 10, which adapts to 2-in-1s easily with seamless switching between PC and tablet UIs.
Microsoft s Surface tablets are placed in the premium segment and are considered as laptop replacement for students and professionals on the move. To give you an idea of the pricing, the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 prices start at $799 (Rs 51,000 approximately), while the relatively cheaper 10.8-inch Surface 3 prices start at $499 (Rs 32,000 approximately). Both the tablets come without the Type cover, which costs an additional $130 or Rs 8,240 approximately.
With the likes of Micromax and Notion Ink launching affordable 2-in-1s in India, it would be interesting to see how Microsoft prices the premium Surface tablet. We would however advise you not to hold your breath for the Surface tablets, considering Durani hasn t mentioned any timeline.