When Microsoft unveiled its homemade tablet Surface back in June, information about pricing and availability were not announced. Now Microsoft has revealed that Surface with Windows RT will be available from October 26th. Microsoft has aggressively priced the Surface with the basic Model with 32 GB storage will cost you $499 (that is what a 16GB iPad cost). $499 doesn’t include Touch Cover, so that would cost $119.99 and Type Cover will cost $129.99. 64GB model with Type Cover combo is priced at $699. You can pre-order Surface from here. Microsoft is said to produce 3 to 5 millions of Surfaces for this fall as they think people would be happy to have something that they are familiar with – Windows anyone. What do you think will Surface be able to get the pace of Apple’s iPad and are you gonna order one?
Specifications of Microsoft SUrface with Windows RT:
- OS: Windows RT; Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote). Works exclusively with apps available in the Windows Store.
- Exterior: 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37in, 1.5lbs, VaporMg casing, Dark Titanium color, Volume and Power buttons
- Storage: 32GB, 64GB
- Display: 10.6″ ClearType HD Display, 1366×768 pixels, 16:9 (widescreen), 5-point multi-touch
- CPU NVIDIA T30, 2GB RAM
- Wireless: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 technology
- Battery: 31.5 W-h
- Cameras and A/V: Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing, Two microphones, Stereo speakers
- Ports: Full-size USB 2.0, microSDXC card slot, Headset jack, HD video out port, Cover port
- Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
- Power Supply: 24W power supply
- Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty
- Apps (included): Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview1 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote); Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games.