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Microsoft Surface with Windows RT pricing

Ever since Microsoft first unveiled its Surface tablets in early June, there's been a lot of speculation around what the company might charge for its new slates. Today we've finally got some solid pricing details for the Surface, as Microsoft has put the Surface with Windows RT up on its official online store. The 32GB Surface with Windows RT without a black Touch Cover is priced at $499, while those folks interested in adding that keyboard cover can expect to pay $599 for the bundle. Doubling the storage to 64GB and keeping the Touch Cover brings the total up to $699. The Surface Touch Cover and Type Cover, the latter of which features moving keys, are also listed separately for an additional $119.99 or $129.99, respectively.

Up until now, the only pricing details that Microsoft had announced for its Surface with Windows RT was that the cost would be "competitive with a comparable ARM tablet," so it's nice to finally get some actual numbers to attach to the tablet. Surface is set to launch on October 26, with the Intel-powered version expected around 90 days after. Microsoft's online store is currently telling visitors that they can pre-order a Surface with Windows RT "for delivery by 10/26." However, all three versions are currently listed as "Out of stock," so anyone interested in snagging a model for day one delivery may want to keep refreshing Microsoft's shop. So now that it's finally been revealed, what do you all think of the pricing for Surface with Windows RT? Anyone thinking about pulling the trigger?

UPDATE: Microsoft has officially announced the Surface with Windows RT availability details. The 32GB model will be priced at $499, the 32GB bundled with a black Touch Cover will cost $599 and the 64GB Surface with a black Touch Cover will be priced at $699. The Touch Cover itself will be available in black, white, magenta, cyan and red for $119.99, while a black Type Cover with moving keys will cost $129.99. Pre-orders for the Surface with Windows RT will go live at 9 a.m. PT today, and the device will launch on October 26.

Via The Verge, Microsoft Store, Microsoft announcement


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Jose Villa I think I may
Gio Salas Waiting for iPad mini
Jose Santos wasnt it 200 for the rt,too expensive
Michael A. Barut Waiting for the Surface Pro next year
Vicente Reyes Awesome device. ;-) will be getting it after a bit. ;-)
Monee Davis I am thinking about buying a Samsung galaxy tab2 7" tablet or an iPad 2 depending if I can.purchase one of them under 300 dollars
Andy Chu I think hype did this tablet in as opposed to the price. What Microsoft should've done is show how effective this table is at media creation as opposed to media consumption (Android/iOS). But think about it, $500 for a 10" tablet, with Office (official), 32GB and a microSD card slot and Windows 8 RT.
Dan Hammen I was thinking of getting a surface to complement my current device array, but at that price it will wait if/when I need to replace a laptop.
Dakola Moon people they are callin this the pc tablet the only tablet that comes close to doing much has this tab is the samsung note 10.1
Jawon Chance $499? You could probably get a decent specced laptop running windows 8 for less than that.
Juwon Donte No need to once I get the note 2
CeeGii Borels $399 and its game over iPad and 10" Google Tablets... but no MS decided to screw itself again
Juan Jose Rios Samsung or apple , not sure which one I want more
Ricardo Contreras Jr. Was thinking about it, but that price tag is a dealer breaker.
Vincent Jean NONONO for 500 no no no
Stian Grøtåsen Got a galaxy note 10.1 so I'm not thinking of buying a new tablet. I just want the jelly bean update.
T Louis Michael The Big Chief tablet.
Steve Johns The nfc is awesome its so easy to share stuff with my gs3.
Adrian Anguiano Nope happy with my new iPad
Steve Johns Minniemouse witch one you thinking bout getting ?
Abram Wenevermet Dennis http://www.gottabemobile.com/2012/09/17/nexus-7-performance-issues/
Steve Johns Not mine its working great for me and they are sending out updates every couple months it seems hehe.
MinnieMouse Lovingu Waddell Yes I most definately will
Zach Cline The nexus tablets are buggy as hell
Jules Isaac Pillars if Im going to buy anything, I'll get another MacBook Air
Steve Johns And they are comming out with a 10 inch tab too ipad killer hehe
Steve Johns Hey ryan nexus 7 32 gb comming soon and 300 dollars cheaper and way better os with jelly bean I would take it any day
Marcus Edwards No. I will just stick to my laptop and smartphone.
Douglas Prevo Not that one... or any windows tablet actually... And 499 is probably close to iPad mini pricing, which if I was going to buy something other than Android, it would be the iPad mini.
Steve Johns P.s. windows is not good enough for the prices they want. Android and apple are on a way higher level. And at the rate of android changing its not fare to even apple as we can see with the nexus 7, gs3, galaxy nexus, galaxy note 2, and they will keep coming the iphone 6 wont be out for like 2 years lol. Its crazy
Ryan Gontko I'll be getting the Dell XPS 10 tablet...keyboard dock looks sweet and adds another 10+ hours of battery life. Will say the Surface looks quite nice though...
Mitchell Taylor Sadly, the surface will flop due to pricing. Microsoft could have had a winner, a game changer, but they don't. Good night my sweet prince.
Ryan Gontko Good price...high end and stylish device. This isn't a low end Nexus 7 or Kindle...plus comes with Office and 32gb memory
Ian Baylon I already did the nexus 7 and it fits in my pocket :D
Steve Johns Yup got the nexus 7 and I love it
Howard Abraham I'm disappointed by the price, but... yes.
????????? ????? no on that price.
Mihau Goldys when the hell freezes over
Jeff Cross no cause it won't fit in my pants
Tyler Saddington No, Only an SGS3
Oliver Dickins Oh yes! Can't wait to pre-order it.
Marti Ruiz yess. over android and ipad, but still love an droid phone
Bobbi Herron nope :)




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