Microsoft has unveiled the final details and release date of their tablet, Surface.
The device can be preordered now for its release date on Oct. 26 to coincide with the release of the Windows 8 operating system for PCs.
The price starts at $499 for the 32GB model and $699 for the 64GB model, with both versions only compatible with Wi-Fi for Internet connectivity.
The Touch Cover, which also doubles as a keyboard, costs an extra $120 if bought separately. The 64GB version comes with the cover by default.
The Surface is packed with a 10.6-inch HD screen, 2 GB of RAM, a 1.5 GHz processor, an SD card slot and cameras on the back as well as the front for video chatting and self-portraits.
It will also come with a preview version of Microsoft Office 2013, which has been specifically changed to take full advantage of the tablet’s capabilities.