Microsoft Surface pricing revealed, starting at $499 without keyboard cover
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Microsoft Surface pricing revealed, starting at $499 without keyboard cover

Microsoft Surface pricing revealed, starting at $499 without keyboard cover

A list that appeared briefly on the online Microsoft Store this morning revealed the long-awaited costs for the primary Surface tablets, however anybody hoping for something below $200, keyboard cover included, ought to put together to have their desires shattered.

A 32GB model of Surface with Home windows RT will begin at $499, based on the itemizing. That model will come without an included Contact Cover, the signature Surface keyboard accent that clicks into the system.

The 32GB model with a Contact Cover included will promote for $599, and a 64GB model with a Contact Cover will promote for $699, the itemizing confirmed earlier than it was pulled from the Microsoft Retailer web site.

Individually, the corporate can be promoting the Kind Cover, the keyboard accent with raised keys, for $129.99. The Contact Cover alone will go for $119.99.

Websites together with The Verge and Slashgear noticed the itemizing earlier this morning.

The Surface marks Microsoft’s transfer into full-fledged laptop {hardware}, increasing past its conventional concentrate on software program. The pricing for the pill is in keeping with what Apple costs for the iPad, which is what Microsoft signaled again when it initially introduced the Surface, saying the costs would “be aggressive with a comparable ARM pill.”

These fashions of Surface run Home windows RT, the model of Home windows 8 for ARM processors, which doesn’t run conventional Home windows purposes. Surface for Home windows 8 Professional, constructed on conventional x86 chips, is scheduled to be obtainable subsequent yr. Microsoft has stated the pricing for that model of the pill can be akin to an Ultrabook-class PC.

Surface for Home windows RT is about to be launched on Oct. 26, together with Home windows 8, and the net itemizing signifies that the corporate can be taking preorders for supply by the discharge date.

Replace: The announcement is now official, with preordering live on the Microsoft Store.

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