Microsoft is now taking preorders on their newly anticipated 10.6 inch Surface tablet at Surface.com. Prices will begin at $499 for 32GB and $699 for 64GB Wi-Fi models.
The tablets come with a built-in kickstand, Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU and 2GB RAM inside a titanium casing. They will feature Bluetooth 4.0, gyroscope, compass dual microphones, stereo speakers, 802.11N Mimo Wi-Fi radio, an accelerometer and an HD-out port. The Surface will also be equipped with a USB 2.0 port and micro SD slot. And no tablet would be complete without a camera, this one will come with two, front and back. Both will be 720p.
Of course Microsoft has pre-loaded Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT software, but it is a preview edition. Unfortunately the Touch Cover keypad that has been shown in so many of the ads will sadly not be included. The 3mm Touch Cover will run you $119 extra unless you bundle or spring for the larger $699 version. At this time there is no cellular data available as they will be Wi-Fi only, though Microsoft has mentioned that the option may be available in the future.
The Surface is set to ship October 26th. Do you think this will be a holiday darling? Or is the “iPad Mini” set to overshadow Microsoft’s tablet attempt? Let us know what you will be buying this holiday season in the comments below.Want your app reviewed like this one? Get it seen by our massive reader base here - Submit your app!