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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