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Surface, Get Your Surface Here!

Just like the recently announced opening of preorders for Windows 8, Microsoft is now accepting money for Surface devices. Both the OS and the tablets built on it are available Oct. 26 -- at least for the ARM-based Surfaces. Oddly the Intel-based devices will lag by three months. Seems like it should be the opposite since Windows already runs on Intel, no?

The real news is Surface pricing. A machine with 32GB of flash RAM is $600 and the 64GB version is an extra hundred. If you want a machine sans keyboard (not sure why you would) you can scoop one for $500.

One thing included in the pricing is a free low-end version of Office. This should make the pricing a bit more palatable.

Is this in your price range? Opine at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/22/2012 at 1:19 PM


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