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During its annual Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, Microsoft took the wraps off its Surface tablets. Based on the latest OS by the software giant, the tablet has already got rave reviews from tech experts globally for its vivid look, impressive specs and smart accessories.
Hence, there is a good news for those who had been eagerly waiting to get their hands-on the Surface tablet.
According to a report on CNET, it has been revealed that Surface tablets will be available from October 26. Which means, the tablet is coming alongside Windows 8, which will also be launched on the same day.
As per the report, the annual report by Microsoft states:
“In fall 2012, we are launching Windows 8...Its success depends on a number of factors including the extent to which customers embrace its new user interface and functionality, successfully coordinating with our OEM partners in releasing a variety of hardware devices that take advantage of its features, and attracting developers at scale to ensure a competitive array of quality applications. We expect to incur substantial marketing costs in launching Window 8 and associated services and devices, which may reduce our operating margins."
Microsoft Surface tablets will come in two models – a budget friendly version featuring Windows RT operating system and running on ARM chipset and other priced similar to the Ultrabooks featuring Windows 8 Pro OS and based on Ivy Bridge processors.
As far as the other specs are concerned the tablet will come equipped with a 10.6 inch ClearType high definition display, micro SD card slot and USB 2.0 support. The Windows RT version will come in 32 GB and 64 GB versions while the Windows 8 Pro version will come in 64 GB and 128 GB versions.
Price and Availability
On the price front, earlier few reports claimed that the Surface tablet will be hit the retail shelves at a price tag of $2,150 (approx. Rs 1,20,000). However, Microsoft has not made any announcement on the pricing and availability of the Surface tablet.
Although, with the increasing competition in the tablet arena, analyst predict that Microsoft will launch the tablet at a reasonable price tag, so that, it can give a direct competition to Apple iPads and Android tablet dominators.