Microsoft Surface RT Tablet Up for Pre-Order

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Microsoft SurfaceMicrosoft has listed its Surface tablet running Windows RT on its online store. Those who wish to pre-order this tablet can now do so.

The device is going to have a starting price of $500 for the 32 GB model. Other pricing tiers will include $600 for the same capacity tablet, but with the addition of a Touch Cover (Microsoft’s version of the Smart Cover, but with a touch-sensitive keyboard), and $700 for the addition of the Touch Cover and another 32 GB of storage.

Windows 8, which is scheduled for an October 26 release, will be released in a number of varieties in addition to Windows RT, including Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise. Only Windows RT, however, will be compatible with ARM-based chips.




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