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Microsoft Surface Now Available at Microsoft Retail Stores

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Microsoft Corp. today announced that its new PC, Microsoft Surface, is now available for purchase at all Microsoft retail, holiday and online stores in the United States and Canada. Designed to be the ultimate stage for Windows RT, Surface is unique and represents exceptional value, providing an immersive entertainment experience and a foundation for getting things done. With a starting price of US$499,1 Surface will be available online at http://www.microsoftstore.com in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. In China and Hong Kong, Surface will be available online at Suning. More details are available here.

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Wow, great looking toy, lovely colours lol.
 
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I guess the $199 rumor...:laugh:....is dead.

I actually wouldn't mind owning something like this as a toy, but too expensive for my pocketbook for something I don't need...and really can't use. Kind of like the psp collecting dust in my desk drawer, it was fun - for a month.

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Where's Surface Pro? :(
 
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In a bin next to 'The Phantom' Console. It will come out right after curved surface support is patched for Command and Conquer Renegade.
 

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I would rather see Microsoft PixelSense(The Original Microsoft Surface) improved, damn what happened to that awesome tech.
 

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That is some expensive tablet. Marketing and research needs to do a better job if they expect to sell this at all when you can get Nexus 7 and iPad big.
 
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OMG! How low did the average IQ drop in the last years??? Magenta tablet...pfff
 

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Yup, this is an expensive toy all right. When is the slightly less toy-like x86 version coming out?
 
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Yup, this is an expensive toy all right. When is the slightly less toy-like x86 version coming out?
According to Paul Thurrott, on the Windows Weekly podcast yesterday he was told 90 days after Surface launches, so expect it sometime in January.
 

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$130 for the cover/keyboard thing is pretty expensive
 
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Yep, not including the keyboard a big mistake methinks as it's a USP.
Why Windows8 has a touch pad keyboard built into the OS.

Nice looking toy...but like others have said to expensive,If they want to at least gain a foothold in this market sell it for $99-$120 .Just my 2 cents.
 
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Why Windows8 has a touch pad keyboard built into the OS.

Nice looking toy...but like others have said to expensive,If they want to at least gain a foothold in this market sell it for $99-$120 .Just my 2 cents.
The keyboard is pretty essential IMHO. Bought one yesterday with the Type Cover, and the virtual keyboard is pretty good, but like all virtual keyboards on a tablet it's cumbersome. Plus the Type and Touch Cover keyboards have a built in trackpad.

Also, I think it's priced just right. If Apple has shown us anything it's that price does not matter if the product is appealing. From all the news I've seen about the Microsoft Stores, how there's lineups and how busy they are (the one I went to yesterday was crazy busy, had to wait 10 minutes to play with a Surface, another 10 minutes to wait in line) I think that logic holds true. Not to mention it's priced better than an iPad (Surface 32GB and iPad 16GB are same price).