Microsoft Surface- Microsoft’s first big plunge in the tablet market, is just a week away from its launch. Enthusiastic buyers across  Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States may head over to the official surface site to pre-book their dream tab. India though will have to wait for the official release of the same. Tablets shall be shipped 26th October onwards. The Touch Cover is optional and comes in black, white and cyan- for a sum of $119.9, while the Type Cover adds a physical keyboard to the Surface and comes only in black, for $129.99.

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Surface features a 10.6″ display with a 1366×768 resolution at 148 pixels/inch. It’s even equipped with Nvidia Tegra 3 processor with a 2GB RAM. At present, the tablet is available in 32GB and 64GB versions. The 32GB model of the tablet costs US $499 without Touch Cover, and US $599 with the Touch Cover. The 64GB model costs $699 with the Touch Cover. The price mentioned is only for the WiFi enabled version, and supports neither 3G or 4G. Whether the future variants shall support 3G/4G is still unknown. The tab shall come pre-loaded with Beta version of Office 2013 Home and Student, final upgrade for which will be made available by the end of the year.

Microsoft Surface Specs

With it’s 10.6 inch screen, the Surface enjoys a Gorilla Glass 2 display, and is more business-oriented than any other portable tablet. Claiming this tablet to be a ‘complete PC’, Microsoft armored it with a 1920 x 1080p Full HD ClearType screen and a super-smooth stylish metal back. Bridging the gap between dedicated tablets and usual laptops, the Surface has a USB 3.0 connector, supports Bluetooth 4.0, and has a storage capacity of 32GB/64GB. Weighing 862g, the Windows 8 Surface tablet shall be further boasting awesomeness with the QWERTY keyboard and trackpad case that could be connected to the device in an Apple-esque magnetic manner. It even has a kickstand for support.

With such bucketloads of features in such a small price tag, this tab doesn’t fail in plumping up the tech-temptation. What do you thing, will you or will you not be pre-ordering this beauty, over other potential choices in iPad and the Google Nexus ? Let us know in the comments below.