Microsoft Surface to Start at $599 for RT Model, $999 for Pro Model?
Microsoft has not announced pricing for its new Surface tablet; however, a new report from TNW claims they will start at $599 for the RT model and $999 for the Pro model.
Today, a source close to Microsoft has provided us with corroboration of rumored Microsoft Surface pricing, putting the Tegra 3 powered RT model at $599 retail and the Ivy Bridge packing Windows 8 Pro model at $999 retail.
A report from Bloomberg earlier today predicts the Surface will launch with Wi-Fi only. This means the RT model could match the price of the 32GB Wi-Fi iPad at the $599 price. While the RT device doesn't have a Retina Display it apparently will come with the touch keyboard cover.
Microsoft's 'about' page for the Surface definitely appears to indicate that, stating that "Surface comes with an integrated Kickstand and a revolutionary, 3mm thin, pressure sensitive cover that doubles as a fully functioning keyboard and trackpad."