$499 Microsoft Surface now back in stock at Microsoft's U.S. online store

$499 Microsoft Surface now back in stock at Microsoft's U.S. online store
Around the globe, the Microsoft Surface RT has been the subject of some heavy demand. In the U.S., the entry level $499 tablet had sold out, although the good news is that as of this morning it is back in stock. This option includes the 32GB version of the device, but does not include the Touch Cover which is sold separately for $119.99 and allows touch sensitive typing on a physical (albeit flat) QWERTY keyboard. The Type Cover, at $129.99, offers a more traditional QWERTY keyboard with raised keys. Both covers connect to the tablet via a magnetic dock and double as a protective cover. The black Touch Cover is bundled with the 32GB tablet in a $599 option on the website that saves the buyer $19.99. It is also available with the 64GB Microsoft Surface bundled together for $699.

Outside of the U.S., demand is just as strong for the Microsoft Surface. For example, in the U.K., only the 64GB model with the black Type Cover is available. In Australia, Germany, France and Canada, the 32GB model without the Touch Cover, equivalent to the $499 model in the U.S., is sold out. Considering that this is the lowest priced option for the Microsoft Surface at Microsoft's online store, we wonder if this is a referendum on the Touch and Type Covers or if it just a matter of buyers trying to save some money for the holiday shopping season.

source: MicrosoftStore via WPCentral

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Surface RT
  • Display 10.6" 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB



1. crapdroid666

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

sold out Surface? lol, something is fishy

4. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Yeah you're fishy dude!

2. Meeii

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Waiting for the pro version. But as we don't even have the regular version here yet I guess it will be a long wait. :-(

3. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

right there with ya, as much as i want one, i don't need another tablet toy for more multi media consumption

5. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Surface RT as well as PRO are amazing tablets with a functionality span that no other OS or tablet can match at the moment...its Windows after all

6. jed27

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

..and here's a hilarious iPad piano vs surface parody.http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4d5xkULjc50

7. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

This is good for Microsoft first tablet and the apps will come because thousands of Developers at the windows 8 build conference were given free surface RT's to use to properly write the Apps to be used on this tablet computer. there some bugs and performance issues reported but the deal is they will be quickly corrected. folks remember the Microsoft RT Tablets OS only runs the apps that in the store on it's start screen.The Windows 8 Tablet computers , laptop and desktop computers not only run the Apps from their start screen store but can also run Windows 7, Vista, XP, windows 2000, windows NT programs .The Windows 8 devices Run more programs then the Windows RT devices can

8. Akfred

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Am in Nigeria and i have been waiting so much for the surface to arrive in my country. i cant wait to have this tablet. its perfect according to adds and review.

9. mobimation

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

Have ANY regular consumer received a Surface yet ? And still all discussions look like they are all around :) Let´s hope for the days when they are in stock a week after announcement as in the case of Apple products

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