Microsoft briefly reveals Surface tablet pre-ordering page, prices start at $499

Microsoft briefly launched its pre-order page for its line of Surface tablets and then pulled it down, In that brief time, we got a close look at the pricing for these upcoming tablet devices.  The tablets will be available in 32GB or 64GB capacities with a starting price tag of $499 for the Surface tablet without a Touch Cover. A Touch Cover will add an extra $120 to the price, while a Type Cover  (with integrated keyboard) will cost $130.

The Surface tablets are powered by Windows RT, an ARM version of the Windows 8 operating system that is designed for tablets. Other hardware specs include 10.6″ ClearType HD Display, 2 GB RAM, NVIDIA T30 processor, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), microSD expansion, and cameras that include a front-facing camera and rear-facing camera capable of 720p recording.

[Via Microsoft and The Verge]

  • Gregory C Newman

    Folks the last time I checked best buy the price for an Ipad 16gig wifi unit is 499 dollars. so with a Microsoft surface you are getting twice the memory storage and Microsoft office with  Word, Excel, Power point and another program. this is a good deal considering that Microsoft home/student goes for 150 dollars at Staples. the only weakness is the Microsoft surface computer has is no large App ecosystem. I would still buy one because Developers are not Dumb and they see money to be made making and selling apps for this New  Microsoft Tablet. they will come in fast and Furious for this tablet computer. . Well folks at least you can surf the web to shop and buy stuff, get eBooks, watch Videos, Movies. listen to xbox streaming music.
    check you email, watch internet tv like “Justin TV ” for free. so it will still be useful. to me Worth buying.  

  • Gregory C Newman

    Folks please be realistic if you have been pricing good Android tablets with the same specs as the Microsoft surface you will know if this price is real 499 for a 32 gig wifi tablet then Microsoft is selling this tablet for a fair price (maybe at a Low price too) considering what tablets go for in the market place Microsoft had better order a lot lot of them I think they are going to sell like hotcakes

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