It’s official! Microsoft has finally announced Surface price for 32GB and 64GB models. The Windows 8 powered tablet will start shipping from October 26th. Touted as (yet another) rival to Apple’s iPad, the 10.6 inch tablet will be powered by ARM processor. It also has a Touch Cover that features a keyboard. You can get a Surface RT tablet with or without the Touch Cover. Price starts from $500 and goes up to $700. Here are the details:

Microsoft Surface Price

  • 32GB without Touch Cover: $499
  • 32GB with Touch Cover: $599
  • 64GB with Touch Cover: $699

So, the cover seems to cost at around $100? Actually, it may cost more than that depending on the color you choose.

Surface Touch Cover Price

  • Black: $100
  • White: $120

Here is the screenshot:

Microsoft Surface with Touch Cover price

Surface tablet will come with Windows RT installed on it. The OS should not be confused with Windows 8 pro version that runs on desktop machines. Here is the difference between Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro.  Windows 8 RT will run on devices powered by ARM processors. There may be some more WinRT tablets coming along from other OEMs. You can now pre-order the Surface tablet from Microsoft Store.

Image via Getty, thanks TNW