Earlier, we reported about the pre-order availability of the Microsoft Surface tablet with Windows RT in the U.S. Pricing is: $499 for the 32GB Surface RT without the Touch Cover; $599 for the 32GB Surface RT with the Touch Cover; and $699 for the 64GB Surface RT with Touch Cover, and will be delivered “by 10/26“.
We just learnt that the Surface RT is also available for pre-order in a total of 8 countries. Here is the list of the countries with price tag information:
- United Kingdom – £399 for 32GB no cover, £479 with Touch Cover, £559 for 64GB with a Touch Cover
- United States – $499 for 32GB no cover, $599 with Touch Cover, $699 for 64GB with a Touch Cover
- Australia – $559 for 32GB no cover, $679 with Touch Cover, $789 for 64GB with a Touch Cover
- Canada – $519 for 32GB no cover, $619 with Touch Cover, $719 for 64GB with a Touch Cover
- France – €489 for 32GB no cover, €589 with Touch Cover, €694 for 64GB with a Touch Cover
- Germany – €479 for 32GB no cover, €579 with Touch Cover, €679 for 64GB with a Touch Cover
We don’t have price information for China and Hong Kong regions.
The Touch Cover is also available for sale separately for $120, which comes in red, black, white, blue or purple colors and there is a Type Cover available for $130, but that’s only available in black color.
It looks like 32GB version without the cover has is already out of the stock in the U.S. You will be able o purchase the Surface RT tablet in the aforementioned countries, including Hong Kong (online and in-store) from October 26th. Microsoft store. The more advanced Surface tablet with Windows 8 Pro will be available in the near future.
Microsoft Surface RT sports a 10.6″ ClearType HD display with 1366×768 pixels, 16:9 aspect ratio, and it is powered Nvidia T 30 processor, 2GB of RAM, a couple of 720p HD cameras (each on front and ear sides), full-size USB 2.0, microSDXC card slot, headset jack, HD video out port, cover port, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, VaporMg casing, accelerometer, gyroscope.
Surface RT will come preinstalled with apps includes “Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (2) (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote), Windows Mail and Windows Messaging, SkyDrive, Windows Internet Explorer 10, Bing, Xbox Music, Xbox Video, and Xbox Game.”
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Here’s how the Surface tablet was made in the below video: