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Finally! Pre-orders for Microsoft Surface now open, starting at $499

We’ve been waiting a long time for this moment, Microsoft have today announced pricing and pre-order details for it’s new tablet, the Microsoft Surface. Starting at $499, you can get yourself a Microsoft Surface, which includes Windows RT, Office RT and the whole Windows App Store.

The Surface will be available in 3 versions, a 32GB version for $499, a 32GB version with a black touch cover at $599, and a 64GB version with a black touch cover priced at $699.

Touch Covers will be priced at $119.99, and Type Covers at $129.99. Pre-orders for the Surface are expected to start at 9am PDT. “In addition to pricing and market availability, the company announced a special limited-quantity pre-order for Surface with Windows RT available 9 a.m. PDT,” stated the official blog post. Take a look at the specs below:

  • Software – Surface with Windows RT comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (2) (which includes Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote)
  • Exterior – 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches, 1.5 pounds, VaporMg casing, dark titanium color, volume and power buttons
  • Storage – 32 GB (3); 64 GB
  • CPU – NVIDIA T30, 2 GB of RAM
  • Wireless – Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • Cameras – Two 720p HD cameras, front- and rear-facing
  • Audio – Two microphones, stereo speakers
  • Ports – Full-size USB 2.0, microSDXC card slot, headset jack, HD video out port, cover port
  • Sensors – Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass
  • Power Supply – 24W power supply
  • Warranty – One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Apps (included) – 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 Games

Head over to Surface.com to Pre-order!

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