Pricing has leaked, via the Microsoft site, for their new Surface RT tablets. The tablets will start at $499 for a 32 GB model or $599 for one with a touch keyboard cover.
Microsoft had said that it planned to price the Surface tablets in line with the competition – and, while WIndows new tablets start at $100 more than Apple’s iPad 2, the entry level Surface RT tablet offers 32 GB, vs the iPad 2’s 16 GB.
If you’re interested in a Windows-based tablet, you’ll probably want to wait for Microsoft to release pricing on the rest of its tablet lineup. Here’s why:
- ARM-based Windows Surface RT tablets use a new version of Windows that won’t run any of your existing Windows apps.
- The Intel-based Windows Surface tablets will offer a best-of-both-worlds approach, supporting both traditional Windows applications and new multi-touch apps.
Official details are TBA.
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