Microsoft Surface Pre-order Starts In 8 Countries Including USA And China

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Microsoft today revealed the pricing and availability details of its upcoming Windows RT tablet Surface. Surface with Windows RT will initially be available in three SKUs: a 32GB version priced at US$499, a 32GB version bundled with a black Touch Cover priced at US$599, and a 64GB version bundled with a black Touch Cover priced at US$699.

It will be on sale online in eight markets including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States. Pre-order was already started in few countries and in US it will start in few minutes from now.

 



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  • Windows 8

    I am surprised that I am not being pre ordered in India, that is a country where there is a possibility of a huge market !

    • anujgoyal

      they will test waters and make lot of noise before it comes to india like ipad

  • http://twitter.com/joepann Kitab

    Bye Bye Surface, Bye Bye Windows Tablet, for now though:(
    My country’s not on the list:( Darng, I knew it. Feeling like a second class citizen:(

  • steveo99

    Anyone else having trouble loading up the preorder page? I just get a blank page.

    • GGlazer

      I’ve been trying for the last two days and I have a different problem with their webpage every time I try.

  • Bruno Gimenes

    How about Brazil?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/vishaluae Vishal Chandran

    Too sad India’s not in the list! :(

  • neilspartacus

    Why do I feel that MS had not done a good job in explaining what the Surface RT can do and cannot do vs the Surface Pro? Am I missing an official article or post somewhere that I missed?

  • neilspartacus

    Why do I feel that MS had not done a good job in explaining what the Surface RT can do and cannot do vs the Surface Pro? Am I missing an official article or post somewhere that I missed?

  • neilspartacus

    Why do I feel that MS had not done a good job in explaining what the Surface RT can do and cannot do vs the Surface Pro? Am I missing an official article or post somewhere that I missed?

    • Redux7

      Windows RT vs. Windows 8

      http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-US/surface-with-windows-8-pro/help-me-choose

      Windows RT contains many of the same features as Windows 8:
      Fluid, intuitive, and easy-to-use interface design that you can easily customize.Built in apps like Mail, Calendar, Messaging, Photos, and SkyDrive with many more apps available in the Windows Store.Internet Explorer 10, for fast, intuitive browsing.Touch-enabled so you can interact with Windows in a whole new way.Mouse and keyboard–enabled so you can be as productive as you need to be.

      Windows RT also includes some different features:
      Windows Update and Windows Defender are always on and up to date making your PC more secure.Device encryption provides advanced data protection to help keep your information secure.The PC can turn on instantly with connected standby.Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview is preinstalled2.

      Some features aren’t included in Windows RT:
      Windows Media PlayerWindows Media CenterHomeGroup creation (you can join an existing HomeGroup but you can’t create a new one)Remote DesktopDomain join

      Although you can install apps directly from the Windows Store, you can’t install apps on the desktop on Windows RT. Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview Edition comes preinstalled2, which provides you with touch-optimized desktop versions of the new Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

      You can only install printers, mice, keyboards, and other devices that are certified for Windows RT.

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