Microsoft announces Surface’s pricing and now taking pre-order

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In a blog post, Microsoft announces the much needed information such as market availability, pricing and specs — that was missing from the time they unveil the Surface last June 2012, plus they’re now accepting pre-order for Surface with Windows RT.

Here are the specs of Surface with Windows RT that Microsoft shared in the post.

  • OS: Windows 8 RT
  • Dimension: 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches
  • Weigh: 1.5 pounds
  • Storage: 32 GB and 64 GB
  • Processor: NVIDIA T30
  • RAM : 2 GB
  • Wireless: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Camera (front and rear): 720p HD cameras
  • 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
  • Apps (out of the box) – 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

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

Touch Covers will also be sold separately at $119.99 and will be available in 5 colors — black, white, magenta, cyan and red.

Surface with Windows RT will be available October 26, 2012 to all Microsoft Store locations in the US and Canada, including in all 34 new holiday stores. Surface will also available online in countries namely Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States.

It’s at least 10 more days before Microsoft’s big day and if you want to be an early adopter, you can place your pre-order here or by visiting It’s interesting to see how consumer’s reception to the Microsoft designed tablet and how the market will react to its late entry.

If you’re interested to see what Surface has to offer or not, then you can watch the Surface commercial called “Movement” that Microsoft released earlier.

Last modified: October 17, 2012

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