Microsoft Surface RT Tablet In Action, Pre-Orders Starts

Ever since Microsoft announced the Surface tablets way back in June, the whole world has been waiting eagerly to learn more about these marvelous pieces of technology. Unfortunately for its fans, no further details have been forthcoming, until now. Pre-orders for the Surface tablet running on Windows RT have started since Tuesday and we finally have managed to find out more about this tablet.

For starters, we knew that its screen size was designed to be 10.6 inches. We now have some more knowledge about its display – a 1366X768 pixel resolution and a 5-point multitouch capability is what we can expect on this device. The most important aspect, the price, has also finally been revealed. The Surface RT tablets start at $499 for a 32GB model, going up to $599 for the 32GB model with a black Touch Cover, and even a 64GB version with a black Touch Cover for $699. You can even purchase Touch Covers separately for $119.99, and they are available in a host of colors, including magenta, white, cyan, and red, apart from black.

There’s also something called a Type cover, which seems to serve as a traditional keyboard for the Surface RT. The black Type cover is available for $129.99. The Surface RT tablet weighs a mere 1.5 pounds, making it extremely convenient to carry around, and it features both front-facing as well as rear cameras, of 720p resolution. With such high pricing, Microsoft seems to be going up against the iPad directly, but will the Surface RT manage to pull away the Apple fans?… Read the rest

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Steve Ballmer Indicates Microsoft Surface Could Start @$300!

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced launching its first self-branded tab, called the Surface Tablet, but remained tight-lipped about its pricing. In a race of tablets with Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire, and Apple’s much speculated iPad Mini, Microsoft Surface Tablet is expected to launch in October amidst some serious competition.

Recently, Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft in an interview with the Seattle Times did discuss a price range for the firm’s new tab. He said, “If you look at the bulk of the PC market, it would run between, say, probably $300 [and] $700 or $800. … That’s the sweet spot.”

This statement by the CEO puts an end to the rumors speculating that the Surface Tablet would retail between $600 and $1000 for the two different versions. But neither choice comes with a built-in 3G/4G wireless connection feature, which Apple offers in the same price range of its iPads.

Costing at around $800, the Surface tab will have to give users an amazing experience to tempt them into buying one. Ballmer dispelled the idea that Microsoft would offer a sub $200 tablet. He also said that people think of iPad as an expensive device and that any other tab that’s offered at a less cost is considered “chintzier” or cheaper.

However, for Ballmer taking out a comparison for its yet-to-be-released device with the iPad seems to be a bold move as it’s the first time the company is venturing into the tablet market.

Microsoft, it seems is hoping to launch its Surface tablet in direct competition to Apple’s iPad rather than the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 versions.… Read the rest

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