REDMOND, USA – Microsoft has officially launched the first units of its Microsoft Surface range of tablets.
The new durable tablet produced by Microsoft comes in three initial options: 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. Differently colored Touch Cover units will be sold for $119.99, while the Type Cover in black will cost US$129.99.
In the first day of the pre-order phase, the most economic option of the tablet was sold out, while the other two options were still available. The first Surface tablets are now available in Microsoft stores in USA and Canada, and online in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States.
In terms of specifications, the first Surface tablets include Windows RT, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview, with dimensions listed as 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches, 1.5 pounds in weight, VaporMg casing, dark titanium color, storage options of 32 GB or 64 GB, NVIDIA T30 serving as the CPU, 2 GB of RAM, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, front and rear-facing 720p HD cameras, two microphones, stereo speakers, a full-size USB 2.0 port, a microSDXC card slot, headset jack, HD video out port, and a cover port.