Finally!, Microsoft has revealed the prices of the most awaited Windows RT tablet — the Microsoft Surface. FYI, Windows RT is the version of Windows 8 that runs on the low powered ARM processor which can be found on most phones and tablet these days. So what does that mean to us consumers? legacy or old Windows apps won’t work on the new surface. Yeah too bad. But hey, there’s Microsoft Office 2013 inside. Too bad it is just Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview. Anyway, the Microsoft Surface RT has a display of 10.6″ with a resolution of 1366×768 and it is powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 T30 quad core processor. So what’s so special about this tablet? First of all, it has a $499 price tag, a kickstand and an optional touch cover or type cover which can be connected to the surface by magnet.

So why do I prefer the Microsoft Surface RT over the iPad? here are some of my reasons:

  • For $499 I can get a 16 GB iPad but for Microsoft Surface I can get a 32 GB.
  • It has a few apps but it will surely grow since it’s Microsoft and developers would love to develop apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT.
  • Microsoft Office. Well, the full version isn’t available yet but we might see it very soon.
  • The Windows ecosystem

There are a lot of pros and cons on the Microsoft Surface but I still want it. The Windows RT doesn’t have enough apps as of this moment. Anyway, the Microsoft Surface is now available for pre-order at Microsoft Store. Too bad it won’t be available in the Philippines but it’s a good thing that some OEMs would be force to lower their price because of the Surface. So you’ll need to have a relative or some guy to purchase it for you in the US.

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