Pricing for Surface, Microsoft’s flagship ARM-based Windows RT tablet, starts at $499 — $599 with keyboard.
Microsoft has finally revealed the pricing of its Surface tablets, temporarily opening up its online store to show pre-order pricing for its flagship ARM-based Windows RT tablet. The site was only visible for a few minutes, but showed details of the device pricing and specifications.
Originally unveiled at an event in Los Angeles in June, the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra-powered Surface boasts a vapour deposition coated magnesium case, 2GB of memory and a 1,366×768 wide-screen display. Other features include a USB 2.0 port and a HDMI video output. The first TV-advert for Surface ran on US networks on Monday night.
Pricing starts at $499 for the 32GB version, $599 with the addition of a black multi-touch TouchCover keyboard case, and $699 for a 64GB version with a black TouchCover keyboard. Additional TouchCovers in a range of colours will be $100 each, with the more traditional TypeCover keyboard $129.
Surface will go on sale on the 26 October in Microsoft Stores and in a range of pop-up stores across the US. Microsoft has yet to detail plans for selling Surface in the UK and the rest of the world.