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32GB Microsoft Surface Tablet Now For Pre-Order, $499 Only

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Well this is a surprise. After remaining hush since June when the Microsoft Surface tablet was unveiled, Microsoft has just announced pricing and availability.

Microsoft Surface tablet price & release date announced

The Microsoft Surface Windows tablet starts at just $499 for the 32GB version sans the Touch Cover keyboard. An extra $100 will secure you that keyboard/cover hybrid, and at $699 you can get the same deal but with 64GB storage.

Grabbing the cover seperately will set you back $119.99 and it comes in black, white, magenta, cyan, and red. Now if you need a refresher on what the Microsoft Surface tablet has to offer, take a gander here:

A 1366×768 10.6-inch screen with five-point multitouch, weighs 1.5 pounds, NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB storage, 2 HD cameras, two microphones, accelerometer, gyroscope, 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, a microSDXC slot, mini-HDMI, and a USB 2.0 port.

The Microsoft Surface tablet runs Windows RT and hence includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. You can preorder the Microsoft Surface today at 9am Pacific and it will release on October 26.

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.