Surface tabs

Yes, the Surface tablet has finally hit the stores, and if you’re all geared up to pick one up for yourself, we bring you some important information that could be of help to you. People who have had the Surface experience are raving about its design and ease of use, but there’s more to Microsoft’s maiden venture into the tablet arena.

The Surface starts from $499 for the basic 32GB model without the Touch cover, and goes all the way up to $699 for the highest model with 64GB of storage space a black cover. For those of you who want to buy a different colored Touch cover, be prepared to shell out $110, and if it’s the cover with moving keys that you’re after, pay up $129.99.

While the tablet works without the cover, for prolonged use, especially for content creation, you might as well invest in the cover. Another good thing about the Surface against the iPad are the USB and HDMI ports, as well as the Micro SDXC card slot for more storage. The Surface runs on Windows RT, which can only run apps from the Windows store. This means that legacy Windows apps would not function on the tablet.

The Surface tablet is an ideal option for those who want to work when on the move, but if you think that this can be a replacement for your laptop, we suggest you might as well download Windows 8 on your system instead. But if you’re still lusting after the tablet, you can wait for the Windows 8 Pro version for the Surface.