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.