Australian Surface price and availability

While you were fast asleep at 3am this morning, Microsoft released new details about the Surface. Not only did we get information on the Australian availability and pricing, but...

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While you were fast asleep at 3am this morning, Microsoft released new details about the Surface. Not only did we get information on the Australian availability and pricing, but also announced was a limited number of pre-orders. Those who want to learn more about Surface with Windows RT or pre-order can visit www.Surface.com.

Originally unveiled in June, Surface with Windows RT will initially be available in three SKUs:

32GB version priced at AUD $559.00,
32GB version bundled with a black Touch Cover priced at AUD $679.00
64GB version bundled with a black Touch Cover priced at AUD $789.00.
– Prices are GST inclusive.

A variety of accessories will also be available, including Touch Covers in five colours — black, white, magenta, cyan and red — priced at AUD $139.99. The Type Cover comes in black for AUD $149.99, which adds moving keys for a more traditional typing feel.

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Surface will be available for purchase beginning October 26, 2012, at all Microsoft Store locations in the United States and Canada, including in all 34 new holiday stores. In addition, Surface will be available for sale online in eight markets across the world: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Additional Product Information — Surface With Windows RT

Software
· Surface with Windows RT comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview2 (which includes Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote)

Exterior
· 10.81 x 6.77 x 0..37 inches, 1.5 pounds, VaporMg casing, dark titanium color, volume and power buttons

Storage
· 32 GB3; 64 GB

CPU
· NVIDIA T30, 2 GB of RAM

Wireless
· Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 technology

Cameras
· Two 720p HD cameras, front- and rear-facing

Audio
· Two microphones, stereo speakers

Ports
· Full-size USB 2.0, microSDXC card slot, headset jack, HD video out port, cover port

Sensors
· Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass

Power Supply
· 24W power supply

Warranty
· One-year limited hardware warranty

Apps (included)
· Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview2 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote), Windows Mail and Windows Messaging, SkyDrive, Windows Internet Explorer 10, Bing, Xbox Music, Xbox Video, and Xbox Games

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For more or pre-ordering Aussie’s should visit http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msaus/en_AU/pdp/productID.257917600?WT.mc_id=MSCOM_EN_AU_HP_FEATURE_132F1ENAU31157

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