Microsoft’s Surface launch is getting reach to happen, and it’s all coming together with a massive, massive advertising campaign.
Microsoft hasn’t had a year this pivotal in years, with Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Windows RT and the Surface tablet range all shipping in 2012.
That’s a lot of new material, and it’s going to require a lot of advertising to convince the masses to pay attention to the company’s new products. The Surface will hit here in just a few days (10/26), and the device’s first ad has hit the Web.
Care to see it? It’s just below, and it definitely pays close attention to the Surface keyboard and kickstand. Let’s see your iPad / Android tablet do this song and dance.
A slip-up at the Microsoft online store has finally lead to the unveiling of the Surface tablet’s pricing. Scheduled to hit store on October 26, the pricing of the Microsoft Surface starts from $500 without the cool Black Touch Cover with keyboard.
However, chances are that you’ll want the cool accessory, which basically transforms the Surface into a fully-fledged notebook replacement. In that case, you’ll need to shell out $600. Both prices apply for the 32GB version of the slate.
The 64GB variation is priced at $700 with the Black Touch Cover included. The Touch Cover is also available for purchase separately for $120 a pop and comes in red, black, white, blue or purple. There’s also the Type Cover retailing for $130, but that’s only available in black.
Unfortunately, the listing on the Microsoft online store isn’t available any longer.
With the Surface’s advertisements already showing on TV and all over the Internet, and rocking the same price as the iPad 3 (32GB), Microsoft’s slate is ready for a fight in the upcoming holiday season.