Microsoft has dropped the price of its Windows RT-based tablets, a sign that consumers have rejected the devices, analysts say. "I think you're seeing discounting based on user demand," said Jack Gold, the head of J. Gold Associates. In October, Microsoft introduced its two-headed tablet strategy by releasing Windows RT for ARM-based machines and Intel for Windows 8 devices. Vendors have pointed to poor Windows RT sales, and analysts criticized Microsoft for failing to adequately support the operating system.