Microsoft has made its Surface tablets available for pre-order, starting at $499. Surface will retail at Microsoft stores on October 26. You can pre-order your Surface RT here.
Prices for Surface RT
- Surface RT w/no Touch Cover, 32 GB – $499
- Surface RT with Touch Cover, 32 GB – - $599
- Surface RT with Touch Cover, 64 GB – $699
For a complete review of Surface, please see Microsoft Launches Surface (VIDEO) and Microsoft Surface vs. Apple iPad
Please note that Surface Pro will be available for pre-order soon.
Surface RT is sporting an 8 hour battery and 2Gb system memory. In comparison the iPad sports a 10 hour battery and just 1GB system memory. For more info, see surface.com
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So here is a war for the ages. Microsoft Surface will take on the reigning tablet champ, the Apple iPad. So yes, maybe Microsoft is incredibly late. That may not matter with the quality and engineering design of Redmond’s new tablet entry, the Surface. So here are the specs, head to head… May the war begin.
For comparisons only: All specs and measurements are detailed as accurately as possible. Source: apple.com / surface.com
So who won? Surface had 6 wins and iPad had 4 wins.
Surface is your tablet winner.
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Microsoft is smart to make Surface, because it’s sending a
message to both customers and partners that user
—- Paul Thurrott, Windows expert www.winsupersite.com
By leveraging its own brand, design and limited, but growing,
direct distribution, Surface shows that Windows is at home
onat least as long as one uses Metro-style apps.
—Ross Rubin, Engadget Weekly Column Writer www.engadget.com
Of course, that was probably Microsoft's goal with this early
announcement: to intrigue people and leave them wanting more.
—Rich Brown and Eric Franklin, Cnet Editors www.cnet.com
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Microsoft is now announcing their latest promotion: If you buy a Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013, you will be able to download Windows 8 Professional at only $14.99. The offer is valid for all versions of Windows 7 except Starter, which is found only preinstalled on netbooks.
Windows 7 build 7600 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Microsoft will send the customer the promo code and instructions to purchase and install Windows 8 Pro. The offer also includes 90 days of technical support.
You can see Microsoft’s offer here.