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Windows Surface now available for pre-order

By James He     Oct 18, 2012 in Technology
The Microsoft Windows Surface tablet is not taking pre-orders. Although not in stock, eager customers can call dibs on the only tablet by Microsoft.
Months earlier, it was confirmed that two models will be on sale- Surface with Windows RT and Surface with Windows 8 Pro.
Unfortunately, Surface Windows 8 Pro is not accepting pre-orders yet. Although users will be missing out on some extra performance, the Surface with Windows RT will still get the everyday jobs done.
The tech specs are as followed:
OS Windows RT; Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote). Works exclusively with apps available in the Windows Store.
Exterior 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37in
1.5lbs
VaporMg casing
Dark Titanium colour
Volume and Power buttons
Storage 32GB*, 64GB
*1GB = 1 billion bytes; formatted storage capacity may be less
Display 10.6" ClearType HD Display
1366x768 pixels
16:9 (widescreen)
5-point multi-touch
CPU NVIDIA T30
2GB RAM
Wireless Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
Battery 31.5 W-h
Cameras and A/V Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing
Two microphones,
Stereo speakers
Ports Full-size USB 2.0
microSDXC card slot
Headset jack
HD video out port
Cover port
Sensors Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Compass
Power Supply 24W power supply
Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty
Apps (included) Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview1 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote); Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video and Games.
The Surface will Windows 8 Pro will feature similar hardware, but with the addition of USB 3.0 ports, better processor, and upgraded graphics.
Not sure which one you want? Microsoft provides a side by side comparison of both tablets to help you make an inform decision as to which is more suitable for you. Full comparison can be found on the Microsoft Store page.
Price starts at $499 and moves up from there with the selection of a keyboard and additional storage capacities.
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