Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 launching October 26

Microsoft has confirmed that the Microsoft Surface is launching on October 26. This is the same day as the Windows 8 launch:

“The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012. At that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series of Microsoft-designed and manufactured hardware devices,”

Although Microsoft has mentioned before that Surface would launch at the same time as Windows 8, there was no official confirmation in writing as the last report just indicated Windows 8 for that specific date.

At the moment, pricing is still unknown although a store last week began offering pre-orders starting at around $1000 for the lower end model and up to $1800 for the high end model. Hopefully these are completely wrong as Microsoft will surely want to keep competitive with the iPad and various Android tablets. Over pricing it could break the deal for some potential users.

We’ll hear more in the coming months in regards to pricing and availability and will keep you updated.


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