Microsoft Surface Tablet official price from Microsoft Store starts at $499 for the 32GB version without Touch Cover and a 32GB version with the Touch Cover for $599. Microsoft is also offering 64GB model for $699 with a Touch Cover included. The 9.3mm thin tablet weighs just 1.5lbs and includes a built-in kickstand and vapor-deposited (PVD) magnesium case.
Microsoft store has also listed the prices for its Touch Cover, at $119.99 each, and Type Cover for $129.99. Touch Cover available colors are white, red, black, blue, and purple – while the Type Cover is listed as a single item in black.
The Touch Cover features capacitive ‘touch’ keys, while the Type Cover, has the more familiar physical keys – similar to those found on a traditional QWERTY keyboard.
Surface uses a 10.6-inch optically bonded ClearType display. The screen’s 16:9 aspect ratio (AR) is identical to that of an HDTV, resolution is 1366×768. Surface boasts front and rear “HD” cameras, the front camera, named life cam by Microsoft, makes the tablet ideal for video chatting through Skype or other services. Using the rear camera, you can capture images and video clips.
- Software – Surface with Windows RT comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (which includes Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote)
- Exterior – 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches, 1.5 pounds, VaporMg casing, dark titanium color, volume and power buttons
- Storage – 32 GB; 64 GB
- CPU – NVIDIA T30, 2 GB of RAM
- Wireless – Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 technology
- Cameras – Two 720p HD cameras, front- and rear-facing
- Audio – Two microphones, stereo speakers
- Ports – Full-size USB 2.0, microSDXC card slot, headset jack, HD video out port, cover port
- Sensors – Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass
- Power Supply – 24W power supply
- Apps (included) – Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote), Windows Mail and Windows Messaging, SkyDrive, Windows Internet Explorer 10, Bing, Xbox Music, Xbox Video, and Xbox Games
Microsoft Surface RT tablet will be available starting October 26 along with Windows 8.