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Microsoft Surface Details revealed

Microsoft has now revealed all details about the first Microsoft Surface tablet. You can pre-order the Surface since yesterday starting at $499.

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Microsoft Surface Details revealed

Microsoft has started to take pre-orders of the Surface with Windows 8 RT yesterday. Prices start at $499 for a 32GB Surface tablet. The pricing is good and should help Windows fans to make the decision against the marketing leading Apple iPad.

Surface with Windows RT will initially be available in three SKUs: a 32GB version priced at US$499, a 32GB version bundled with a black Touch Cover priced at US$599, and a 64GB version bundled with a black Touch Cover priced at US$699.

A variety of accessories will also be available, including Touch Covers in five vibrant colors — black, white, magenta, cyan and red — priced at US$119.99 so customers can express their personal style. Customers will also have the option to purchase a Type Cover in black for US$129.99, which adds moving keys for a more traditional typing feel.

Surface will be available for purchase beginning Oct. 26, 2012, at all Microsoft Store locations in the United States and Canada, including in all 34 new holiday stores. In addition, Surface will be available for sale online in eight markets across the world: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

Surface With Windows RT Features:

  • Software - Surface with Windows RT comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (2) (which includes Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote)
  • Exterior - 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches, 1.5 pounds, VaporMg casing, dark titanium color, volume and power buttons
  • Storage - 32 GB; 64 GB
  • CPU - NVIDIA T30, 2 GB of RAM
  • Wireless - Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • Cameras - Two 720p HD cameras, front- and rear-facing
  • Audio - 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 - One-year limited hardware warranty

The included Apps are Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote), Windows Mail and Windows Messaging, SkyDrive, Windows Internet Explorer 10, Bing, Xbox Music, Xbox Video, and Xbox Games.

You can pre-order the Surface tablet on the Microsoft Store.

The Surface with Windows 8 Pro is not available yet.

 

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Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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