Earlier today Microsoft announced pricing, market availability and pre-order for their “Surface” – the tablet PC designed to be the ultimate stage for Windows. Announced some months ago there has been much speculation regarding the price and specs. Speculate no more, as all is made clear. This pricing is for the Surface with Windows RT, coming pre-installed with Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview.
Surface with Windows 8 Pro pricing is still a mystery at this stage however, it’ll likely be more than the Windows RT version as the specifications have been beefed up to run the full version of Windows 8. The specs are quoted after the break.
· Originally unveiled in June, Surface with Windows RT will be available starting at £399.
· Touch Cover will be available in three colours-black, white and cyan- priced at £99.99 so customers can express their personal style. Customers will also have the option to purchase a Type Cover in black for £109.99, which adds moving keys for a more traditional typing feel.
· Customers can visit www.Surface.com to pre-order now in eight markets across the world: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States. Pricing varies by geography.
REDMOND, Wash. – Oct. 16, 2012 -Microsoft Corp. today released new details about its highly anticipated Microsoft Surface, a tablet PC designed to be the ultimate stage for Windows. In addition to pricing and market availability, the company announced a special limited-quantity pre-order for Surface with Windows RT available 9 a.m. PDT. Those who want to learn more or pre-order can visit http://www.Surface.com.
Surface delivers the power of amazing software and the feel of premium hardware in one exciting experience. Originally unveiled in June, 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 (1). 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.
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