Microsoft Corp. this week price cut the Surface RT tablet to $349.99 after lower-than-expected sales for the ARM-based device.

Microsoft SurfaceThe Surface RT 32GB SKU now sells at $349.99, down from $499.99, and the 64GB SKU sells at $499.99, down from $649.99.

Surface with Windows RT was released last fall and has sold 1.5 million units to date.

Windows RT SKUs include a quad-core Nvidia Tegra CPU and is compatible with downloadable Windows Store applications. In addition, Windows RT includes Office Home & Student 2013.

The Surface with Windows 8 Pro includes an Intel Core i5 CPU, 1920 x 1080 resolution, digitizer pen, mini DisplayPort, and features compatibility with all x86-based Windows applications.

The Surface with Windows 8 Pro 64GB SKU sells at $899.99 and the 128GB SKU sells at $999.99.

Both Surface SKUs include a 10.6-inch Gorilla Glass screen, HDMI, USB 3.0, front and rear cameras, kickstand, and 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi antennas.

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