Microsoft Announces Release Date for Surface Tablets

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Several weeks have passed since Microsoft announced its own Surface RT and Surface Pro Tablets but its only now that Microsoft has announced a release date.

The Surface RT model will be released on October 26th this year – so the launch date is the same as that of the Windows 8 itself.

The higher-end model of the Surface, the Surface Pro will be launched 3 months after the release of the Surface RT.

There’s no information at all revealed by Microsoft regarding the price yet, but the Surface RT is said to retail at around $500 and will compete with the rival tablets while the Surface Pro might will retail at around $900-$1000 and will compete with the ultrabooks and laptops of this price range.

Here are windows Tablet Specs again:

Surface RT

  • Windows RT operating system
  • Weight: 676 grams
  • Nvidia Tegra ARM CPU
  • 10.6 inch display
  • Thickness: 9.3mm
  • 32/64 Gb versions
  • MicroSD card slot
  • MicroHD video
  • USB 2.0
  • 2×2 MIMO Wifi antennae
  • Battery 31.5 W-h
  • Front and rear facing HD cameras
  • Kickstand

Surface Pro

  • Windows 8 operating system
  • Weight 903 grams
  • Intel Core i5 CPU
  • 10.6 inch display
  • Thickness: 13.5mm
  • 64/128 Gb versions
  • MicroSDXC card slot
  • USB 3.0
  • Micro DisplayPort video
  • 2×2 MIMO Wifi antennae
  • Battery 42 W-h
  • Front and rear facing HD cameras
  • Kickstand