Since the Microsoft Surface RT was opened for pre-orders on October 16th, orders have been pouring in for all of the different variants available from Microsoft’s online store. The different versions available include the 32GB model for $499, the 32GB model with a black Touch Cover which is priced at $599, and the 64GB model with a black Touch Cover for $699. All three started with delivery set for October 26th and now the 32GB with no cover will ship within 3 weeks. The 32GB and 64GB models with the Touch Cover are now shipping in 1-2 weeks.
While both the 32GB and 64GB models are available with a black Touch Cover, you can order a white cover for $119.99. The Type Cover is $129.99. If you’re not sure of the difference between the two, the Touch Cover is a thin, spill-resistant cover that protects your tablet while also allowing you to type on a touch sensitive QWERTY keyboard. The Type Cover is a more traditional QWERTY keyboard with raised keys.
The Microsoft Surface RT tablet uses an ARM based processor and offers a mobile experience similar to the Apple iPad and Android tablets. Microsoft Surface (8 Pro) tablets are essentially mobile versions of your PC with Intel inside.