Microsoft to make Surface RT devices available to teachers starting at €155

21 Jun 2013

In a drive to encourage teachers to embrace computing which in turn would enrich student experiences in the classroom, Microsoft has unveiled a new offer for teachers that will see the price of Surface RT tablets start at €155.

Educators and schools will be able to buy a 32GB Surface RT tablet for a discounted price of €155, excluding VAT. A Surface RT with a Touch keyboard will cost €196, excluding VAT, and a Surface RT Type keyboard will cost €228, excluding VAT.

Currently, Surface RT devices generally sell for around €479, including VAT.

As well as being able to access software like Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT, Microsoft’s Windows Store has more than 20,000 education-related apps, including apps created by the Khan Academy, Kno, Chegg and major textbook publishers, such as HMH and Pearson.

The offer for teachers starts this week and concludes at the end of August.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years