Microsoft Surface RT finally priced

Microsoft Surface RT finally priced
Four months after first unveiling the Surface, Microsoft has finally priced the tablet and begun pre-orders.

The tablet goes on sale on October 26th, and will cost $499 for a 32GB model with no accessories. Moving up the price ladder is the 32GB model with Surface Touch Cover in black for $599 and the 64GB model with cover for $699.



If you want a Type Cover (better keyboard), you can buy it separately for $129.99.

The Surface has a 16:9 display, 10.6-inch screen, the edges are beveled at 22 degrees, and is just 9.3mm thick. The display has Gorilla Glass 2 and you can connect to "the strongest Wi-Fi connection ever." The case is built of magnesium, and the "liquid metal is formed into an ultra rigid and light frame" while weighing just 1.5 lbs.

Under the hood is 2GB RAM, a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, dual-cameras, Bluetooth 4.0, Stereo speakers, a full-size USB 2.0, a microSDXC card reader, Headphone jack and HD video out port.

Additionally, the device has access to all Windows apps for music, movies and more, and all games from the Windows Store. Full Microsoft Office is installed, as well.

Pre-order here: Microsoft Surface

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 Oct 2012 20:14
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  • 10 comments
  • Semperfipal

    It's not even remotely on my radar to purchase one of these, especially with all the limitations it comes with.

    "Do not underestimate the power of an enemy, no matter how great or small, to rise against you another day." - Atilla

    16.10.2012 20:36 #1

  • Mysttic

    Rip off.

    16.10.2012 20:55 #2

  • biglo30

    Damn Microsoft this is only the RT version, just a 100 bucks too much for me.


    16.10.2012 23:08 #3

  • SoTired

    Agree that they priced it $100 too high. I may get one anyway, but a lot of people will turn away because Microsoft overpriced this. Very poor decision by Microsoft.

    16.10.2012 23:12 #4

  • nonoitall

    If it was $200 cheaper, I would be tempted from a hardware perspective, but I still would avoid it in favor of an Android tablet.

    17.10.2012 01:29 #5

  • Dragon3000

    I was really looking forward to this but at that price! what were they thinking?! with the heavy competition out there this is not the way to introduce yourself to the market, especially Microsoft. I'm dissappointed and can forsee a price drop coming once they realise that they mucked this right up.

    :O(

    17.10.2012 02:51 #6

  • biglo30

    Originally posted by SoTired: Agree that they priced it $100 too high. I may get one anyway, but a lot of people will turn away because Microsoft overpriced this. Very poor decision by Microsoft. Yeah I think I might still get one too, just gonna make someone else pay the 200 hundred bucks for me lol


    17.10.2012 08:41 #7

  • ThePastor

    Why would you leave out the GPS???
    That took it right off of my radar, right there.

    Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

    17.10.2012 15:19 #8

  • i1der

    i remember the day someone saying $199 for RT... lol


    17.10.2012 20:37 #9

  • KillerBug

    Originally posted by i1der: i remember the day someone saying $199 for RT... lol That was the logical price, well, logical from a corporate logic standpoint, still not worth that much. $500 for a base model? I can get an actual laptop for half that...and it will actually run Windows software!


    18.10.2012 12:40 #10

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