Microsoft Reveals Windows Surface RT Pricing, Starts At $499 For 32GB

After airing the Surface ad on national television, Microsoft let slip the prices of its latest Surface RT tablets. Apparently, the Surface tablet running Windows RT will be available at a really good starting price of $499. That’s without the cool Touch Cover though.

Microsoft’s Surface website showed the prices of both its 32GB and 64GB models of the tablet, but has now been taken down. Once the Surface RT tablet goes on sale, the 32GB model will be available for $499 and the 64GB for $599, without Touch Covers. Add another $100 if you want that cool Touch Cover for your Surface RT. That’s some really good pricing for a 10.6-inch tablet device running a full blown operating system.

The Surface RT’s Touch Cover can be purchased separately for $119.99 each and the Type Cover for $129.99. The Touch Cover will be available in white, red, black, blue, and purple, whereas the Type Cover will come in black only. Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet will go on sale October 26th and will be available online as well as retail stores. Will you be picking one up? Let us know in the comments.

[Via The Verge]

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  • mmm

    shut up and take my money now!!!

  • Craig

    Epic fail. Too expensive if I understand correctly this is the version that only runs the Windows tablet APPs. Not enough benefit over the heavily entrenched iPad in my opinion. These are the kinds of prices they need for the PRO version to really have a chance at something.

  • Adam Reid

    i think they have failed. i was very excited over talk of it being in the $300 range i think it could have beaten apple’s ipad and maybe even forced them to lower their prices for the new ipad mini. however i think $500 is just too expensive

  • Annie

    I thought a student version was going to be priced in the $250 range?

  • Thom Nguyen

    i can understand why its priced at that, but for more option or too aim at students, a 16gb version should be made (priced at 250/399) (thinking that windows 8 RT shouldn’t take up 20 gb) the micro sd expansion will be sufficient for storage.