Microsoft SurfaceMicrosoft previously announced that Windows 8 will hit retail outlets on October 26th but people were wondering about when they could get their hands on the¬†Microsoft Surface as well. Today, Microsoft has answered the question. According to an announcement from the company, we’ll be seeing the tablet go on sale on October 26th as well – the same day as Windows 8’s release date. However, this will be the Windows RT (ARM-powered) version and not the Intel-powered Surface Pro that will only arrive about three months later. I guess having one of the tablets is better than nothing.

As for pricing, it will be announced closer to availability – but it is expected to be competitive with a comparable ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC. Still no definite numbers, but let’s hope we don’t have to break the bank when the tablets do go on sale. Anybody saving up for a Surface tablet this year?

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