So today possible Surface (the "cheap" version of Surface) prices were leaked152 directly on microsoftstore.com153
If those prices are real, that's a shame. It basically means Microsoft is not really in a position to take on Android right now. Windows 8 it's a great OS (from my point of view if the best Microsoft OS to date) but it sure will need some help to gain some traction. And the hardware pricing doesn't seem to help.
I guess we'll see more in the following days when the Surface price will be confirmed.
Update : Prices are real. Available for preorder here154