Microsoft has announced pricing of its Surface for Windows RT tablet this morning. The Tegra based tablet will start at $499 for 32 GB of storage without a touch cover. Surface tablets with greater storage capacity (32 and 64 GB) come with a black Touch Cover and cost $599 and $699 respectively.
Speaking of covers, those Touch and Type covers aren’t exactly cheap: $119.99 will get you a Touch Cover in your choice of white, red, black, cyan or magenta. Want physical keys? The Type Cover only comes in black and costs $129.99
For comparison purposes, this places Surface for Windows RT right at parity with Apple’s “new” iPad although the base iPad gets 16 GB of storage. Even more interesting is the fact that you can get an iPad 2 for $399.99.
Still interested? Preorders are available in most countries and Microsoft says that it’ll be delivered by the 26th of this month in the US.