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Microsoft has finally released the details and the availability of its eagerly awaited Surface RT tablet. The first model which will be available will be the Surface RT and it will run on the Windows RT. It will be shipped initially in two configurations.
The Surface RT tablet weighs 1.5 pounds and boasts a 10.6-inch ClearType HD screen at a 1366×768 resolution, with a 5-point multitouch input. It is powered by a NVIDIA T30 CPU, with 2GB of RAM. Connectivity is ensured via 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (with dual MIMO antennas) and Bluetooth 4.0. It has a pair of 720p cameras in the front as well as rear.
It also has dual microphones and stereo speakers. There are USB 2.0, a microSDXC card reader, a headphone jack and HD video output port. Other features include ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope and compass.
The Microsoft Surface RT tablet is enclosed within a VaporMG case in dark titanium color, and a built-in kickstand, with pre installed Windows RT, and a host of applications. This includes Mail, Messaging, Word, Power Point, Excel, OneNote, Internet Explorer 10, and apps for media playback, including Xbox Music, Xbox Video, and Xbox Games.The office 2013 application is available in a Preview edition. However you will be able to download the Office Home & Student edition during the course of time. One drawback with the Surface RT is that you can only install the apps from Window Store. Users will have to wait for the release of the Surface Pro powered by Windows 8 which will be able to run all the Windows desktop applications.
Microsoft Surface RT Price
Pre Orders starts today and the Surface RT tablet is available in limited quantities for $499(USD) for the 32GB version, $599 for a 32GB version with a black Touch Cover keyboard, and $599 for the 64GB version, also with a black Touch Cover. Black, white, magenta, cyan or red Touch Covers are also available. A black version with moving keys is also available for $129.99. The Surface tablets are going to be shipped from October 26th. The Surface RT tablet will be available at all U.S. and Canada Microsoft Stores starting on October 26th. Online sales will be available simultaneously in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom.