At last we got answer for the biggest question related to Microsoft’s Surface tablets which was officially unveiled in June 2012 the ‘pricing‘. According to a pre-order page which got live on official Microsoft online store, Surface RT tablets starts at a price of $499 ( roughly Rs 27,ooo ).
Surface with Windows RT 32 GB version without Touch Cover will cost $499. If one prefer the Surface touch cover to be included then the price goes up to $599 for the 32GB Surface Windows RT with Black Touch Cover. The higher version 64GB Surface Windows RT with Black Touch Cover will cost $ 699. One can add the Surface touch cover (white) for additional $119.99 or a Surface Type Cover for $ 129.99 with any of the above tablets pre-order.
Touch Cover and Type Cover are revolutionary ways to click in and do more with Surface. Touch Cover are thin and ultra-light dual keyboard cover, with a spill-resistant surface and Type Cover are the dual keyboard cover with a full row of function keys.
According to Microsoft’s pre-order page the Surface tablets will get shipped and delivered on 26th October 2012, which is the official launch date of Surface RT tablet and Windows 8 OS. At the first phase Microsoft will start taking pre-orders from following countries United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, France and Australia.
Surface tablets are thin, light and full compact. With a size 9.3mm, Surface for Windows RT is just thin enough to hold a full-sized USB port. Surface has a 10.6 inch, 16:9 widescreen HD Display with Microsoft’s ClearType HD Display technology which delivers stunning crispy pictures. The material for Surface tablet is crafted from VaporMg casing that protects the vital technology inside and leaves a high quality finish and feel. Some of the main specification of Surface Windows RT tablet include –
- 10.6inch ClearType HD Display with 1366 x768 resolution (5-point multi-touch)
- NVIDIA T30 CPU with 2GB RAM
- Windows RT, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT OS
- 32GB and 64GB Internal Storage
- Two 720p HD cameras, front and rear-facing
- Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0 technology
- USB 2.0, microSDXC card reader, Headphone jack, HD video out port, Cover port
- Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
- Battery up to 8 hours mixed activity and 7-15 days idle life