| | 10-16-2012, 08:44 AM #1
Who says that pretty can’t be practical? It’s time for a tablet that’s more than meets the eye. Powerful processing and beautiful design unite on Surface. Whether you’re working hard or hardly working, Surface’s integrated Kickstand and revolutionary Touch Cover let you work, play, and connect with others like never before. Plug into external displays like projectors and HDTV, and share your world1. Pre-loaded with Windows RT, Microsoft Office 2013 RT2, Xbox apps, and other essentials.
Made with VaporMg, Surface is precision crafted to be tough yet elegant, without excessive bulk. At less than 1.5 pounds, with a watch-like finish that’s incredibly smooth, and durable, Surface is a delight to hold and touch.
Integrated Kickstand provides uncompromised support and flexibility. Flip out the Kickstand for hands-free entertainment. Whether you’re watching a movie, or shooting video, Surface stands on its own.
The cover you can type on. Touch Cover clicks in to Surface in an instant, and offers a sleek, spill-resistant exterior for working – no matter where you find yourself. When folded back, Touch Cover automatically disables keystrokes for a full touchscreen experience; when closed, it turns off your display. Black Touch Cover is included with purchase; additional colors (White, Cyan) are sold separately – give Surface your personal touch with a color that matches your style.
Ports and Connectivity
Bring your entire media collection with you wherever you go. A microSDXC card slot lets you add up to 64 GB of extra storage. Show off everything on the big screen using the HD video out port. Full-size USB port and Bluetooth 4.0 provide clutter-free connections with wireless mice and headsets. Dual 2x2 MIMO antennas provide reliable internet connectivity.
Windows RT and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview
Work anywhere, anytime with Windows RT and Office 2013 RT2. Keep tabs on news, friends, and entertainment with pre-loaded Microsoft apps. Visit the Windows Store to discover more apps and games.
Front and rear-facing 720p HD video cameras
Capture life from all sides with LifeCam. The rear camera is angled to shoot straight ahead when the Kickstand is flipped out. The Kickstand also enables hands-free Skype video chat or recording. Custom lens design and an ambient light sensor maximize light intake while providing sharp focus so you'll never miss a shot.
In the box
Surface with Windows RT and Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview2
Black Touch Cover
Safety and warranty documents
OS | Windows RT, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview
EXTERIOR | Dimensions: 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 in • Weight: Less than 1.5 lbs • Casing: VaporMg • Color: Dark Titanium • Physical buttons: Volume, PowerSTORAGE | 32 GB • 64 GB
DISPLAY | Screen: 10.6" ClearType HD Display • Resolution: 1366 x768 • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (widescreen) • Touch: 5-point multi-touchCPU | Chip: NVIDIA T30 • System memory: 2 GB RAM
WIRELESS | Wireless: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) • Bluetooth 4.0 technologyBATTERY | Up to 8 hours mixed activity • 7-15 days idle lifeCAMERAS | Two 720p HD cameras, front and rear-facingVIDEO | Two microphonesAUDIO | Stereo speakersPORTS | Full-size USB 2.0 • microSDXC card reader • Headphone jack • HD video out port • Cover port
SENSORS | Ambient light sensor • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • MagnetometerWARRANTY | 1-year limited hardware warrantyAPPS (included) | Mail • Messaging • Word • Power Point • Excel • OneNote • SkyDrive • Internet Explorer 10 • Bing • Music • Video • Games • and more.
BLACK TOUCH COVER
DIMENSIONS | 7.4 x 11.0 in • 3 mm thinWEIGHT | 0.46 lbsCOLOR | Black • Additional colors (White, Cyan) sold separatelyKEYS | Activation: Pressure-sensing input • Layout: QWERTY
INTERFACE | MagneticSENSORS | AccelerometerWARRANTY | 1-year limited hardware warranty
The hardware warranty for this product is only valid in the countries listed in the warranty. Shipping the product to or use in countries not listed in the warranty may void the warranty and your product may not be eligible for in warranty or paid warranty service. Please read the hardware warranty and support details carefully before you purchase this product.
 HD Video Out also requires the HD Digital AV Adapter or VGA Adapter (each sold separately).
 Microsoft Home and Student 2013 RT Preview edition installed. Final Office Home & Student version will be installed via Windows Update when available (free download; ISP fees apply). Some features and programs unsupported. Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview and the final version are not for use in commercial, nonprofit, or revenue generating activities. Commercial license options available (sold separately).
 Surface with Windows RT works exclusively with apps from the Windows Store.
 Surface comes with a guaranteed one-year limited warranty. If you’d like additional protection of your Surface, you can purchase an extended support plan (Microsoft Complete for Surface).
 Not available in all countries.
Pre-order by October 24th and get free shipping.*
*Shipping offer valid on select products until 11:59 PM on 24/10/12. Limit 1 pre-order per customer. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Shipping not available to PO Boxes.
Help me choose
Touch vs. Type Cover
Touch Cover and Type Cover are revolutionary ways to click in and do more with Surface. With full keyboards, touchpads, and Windows and media shortcuts, you can type, chat, blog, and get stuff done, faster! Both covers click into Surface easily, and protect your display when folded closed.
Touch Cover is an amazingly thin and ultra-light dual keyboard cover, with a spill-resistant surface, it comes in several vibrant colors to express your personal style.
Need to do more, faster? Try Type Cover, the dual keyboard cover that lets you work the way you’re used to working. With a full row of function keys, Type Cover marries the comfort and speed of a traditional keyboard with an incredibly thin form factor so you can be productive anywhere, anytime.
Your purchase of Surface with Windows RT includes a sleek black Touch Cover. Other vibrant colors are also available for individual purchase. If you prefer a more traditional work experience, consider purchasing an additional Type Cover.
Windows RT vs. Windows 8
Windows RT contains many of the same features as Windows 8:
Fluid, intuitive, and easy-to-use interface design that you can easily customize.
Built in apps like Mail, Calendar, Messaging, Photos, and SkyDrive with many more apps available in the Windows Store.
Internet Explorer 10, for fast, intuitive browsing.
Touch-enabled so you can interact with Windows in a whole new way.
Mouse and keyboard–enabled so you can be as productive as you need to be.
Windows RT also includes some different features:
Windows Update and Windows Defender are always on and up to date making your PC more secure.
Device encryption provides advanced data protection to help keep your information secure.
The PC can turn on instantly with connected standby.
Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview is preinstalled2.
Some features aren't included in Windows RT:
Windows Media Player
Windows Media Center
HomeGroup creation (you can join an existing HomeGroup but you can't create a new one)
Although you can install apps directly from the Windows Store, you can't install apps on the desktop on Windows RT. Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview Edition comes preinstalled2, which provides you with touch-optimized desktop versions of the new Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
You can only install printers, mice, keyboards, and other devices that are certified for Windows RT.
So, thought I'd make a thread for it cos it's really hard to follow new comments on the news, you end up having to check all of the old comments for replies too.
Price is as I was expecting. Naturally I wouldve hoped for less, but I knew it would come to this. I'm from Europe, Finland and the way the price conversions usually goes for tech is that you replace the $ with € and you have your price, even if 600€ is far more than 600$. However, I was already set on going up to 600€ for this, so it seems we are still inside budget.
Seems that the Canadian store didnt have all the colours.. I would really want the red one to match the red Lumia 920, but if the Canucks dont get red, I doubt Finland does either at least upon launch.
Just waiting on word on European pricing and availability...