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A couple days ago we shared that Microsoft is taking a more aggressive pricing approach with their tablet products. For a limited time, they will be offering free Touch Covers with purchased Surface RT tablets. Now it looks like they are continuing this aggressive value trend and taking things a step further. According to the newest reports, MS plans to offer Office for free on most "small" Windows 8 tablets. Here's a quote with more of the details,
It seems like Microsoft is starting to get that "eye if the tiger" fire back again. What do you guys think of this move?Microsoft has revealed that future 7- and 8-inch Windows 8 tablets will ship with a free copy of Office 2013. Speaking at Computex on Wednesday, Windows CFO Tami Reller revealed plans for Office Home and Student 2013 to be bundled with "small" Windows 8 tablets. It's up to OEMs to bundle the software, which includes access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Outlook 2013 will not be part of the free offering for smaller Windows 8 tablets, but Microsoft revealed on Wednesday that Windows RT 8.1 (that runs on ARM-based tablets) will include access to Outlook RT.
Source: 'Small' Windows 8 tablets will ship with a free version of Office 2013 | The Verge