909€ for a Surface Pro? Here’s why you should ignore the latest rumor

909€ for a Surface Pro? Here’s why you should ignore the latest rumor

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, probably. Allow me to larn’ you real good.

Out today in the Microsoft-focused corner of the digital media is a note that a retailer in Germany has priced the Surface Pro – the coming tablet from Microsoft that will run the full build of Windows 8, and not its RT edition – at 909 Euros.

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In dollars, for fun, that is a total of $1162. Cue the outrage? Cue the pain? Cue the drama? No. Sit down.

Let’s rewind back to late July, in which time a rumor was out that had early Surface partisans in a fit:  “$1,000 for the cheapest Surface? This latest rumor has Microsoft fanboys feeling downcast.” Yeah, that rumor? False. By 100%, in fact, as you can grab a Surface RT for exactly half that price.

The source of that rumor? A Swedish website that priced each Surface unit on its website. Just like, well, today’s news.

What happened to that specific, rumor? As TNW later reported:

As it turns out, the figures were guesses, the website now claims. In a statement to friend of TNW Paul Paliathreported on Techie-Buzz, the store, Webhallen, clears the air:

“Our customers are very interested in pre-ordering these products, so we have set a high preliminary pricing for the lineup so that they may be able to pre-order them.”

Yeah, they had nothing, and admitted it. And yet it caused a media stir. So, in regards today’s news, don’t bother with it.

It could be correct, but we can’t tell, and as we don’t know a damn thing, spend no brain cycles worrying, or celebrating, about the figure.

Top Image Credit: Luz Bratcher

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