Tuesday, August 7, 2012

October 26 Release of Windows Surface Tablet Announced

Microsoft Surface Tablet
Microsoft Surface Tablet
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It appears that the Microsoft Surface tablet will be released into the market on the same day the Windows 8 OS will become available, October 26.

The confirmation was made by Microsoft recently when it filed its annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission indicating that it will start to sell the Microsoft Surface tablet on October 26, when the upcoming version of the operating system of the company will be released.

The Surface services will be available in two models, the Windows RT model using ARM chips, which are relatively cheaper, and the Windows 8 Pro using the Ivy Bridge processor of Intel, which has a bigger price tag.

It should be noted that the Windows RT model of the Microsoft Surface tablet will be released on October 26 since the Windows Pro model will be released after around ninety days. Some industry watchers are speculating that the Microsoft Surface tablets will be released in the US and the UK markets.

The Microsoft Surface tablet is the company’s answer to the iPad of Apple although it remains uncertain how it will perform in the market until it is finally released by the company. Some reports have indicated that the Windows RT model may be priced at around $600 while the Pro model may have a price tag of around $1,000.

The performance of the Microsoft Surface tablet in the market will be determined not only by its features but by its pricing as well. If the device will be priced too high, it may not be able to knock off the iPad from the top of the tablet market.

In addition to the iPad, the Microsoft Surface tablet will have to deal with a number of Android-powered tablets including the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Asus Transformer Prime. The upcoming device will be facing an uphill battle once it enters the rather competitive tablet market.

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