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CNN reports specs that are fairly impressive: "Along with a Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU (which may be running at 1.5 GHz), Microsoft has stuffed an impressive 2 GB of RAM inside the Surface. It also features an 802.11N Mimo Wi-Fi radio, Bluetooth 4.0, an accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, dual microphones, stereo speakers, an HD-out port, a full-sized USB 2.0 port and a micro SD-slot. There are two 720p cameras (no 1080p); one on the front and one on the back." For a tablet that can/may double as a notebook PC, that's nice. What's even nicer? The price...the 32GB version starts at $499 (without the Touch Cover) and with a keyboard cover it will run you $599. This represents a quality starting price point to allow Microsoft to compete with the iPads of the world, while still putting it squarely above the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7 products. But hey...both of these come with less screen real estate too so there's that.
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Pre-ordered devices will be delivered by October 26, 2012 in some configurations. Microsoft is hoping that the Surface pushes their Windows 8 brands forward into the mobile space - but for current Windows users who want to go mobile and keep their ecosystem intact, the Surface could be just what they are looking for.
*Source(s): Surface.com, CNN.com