Hello, Today Microsoft started the very anticipated pre-order of Microsoft Surface at Microsoft online store. The tablet will be officially released October 26, with the lunch of Windows 8. Currently the only tablet available is the Surface RT version, which competes against the iPad. A another tablet option, called Surface with Windows 8 Pro, is coming soon. No price mentioned yet for it, however it is expected to be around 1000$, as its really an ultrabook performing system in a tablet. Also it feature Windows 8 Pro so you can run all your favorite x86-64 programs, as well as those of Windows RT, plus you have a muti-touch screen (obviously, it's a tablet), but also a digitize screen. So obviously it won't be close to cheap. I won't be surprised if it 1200$ or more. Considering also that Microsoft hardware built quality is astonishing. Surface official site: http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/ Starting price of the Surface RT is only 499$ and is equipped with 32GB of memory. However, the cover isn't included. The cover, named Touch Cover, is available for 120$, But they are bundle deals (Surface + Touch Cover), where you save 20$. The Touch Cover is available in a wide variety of colors For those who plan to do a lot of typing, a proper keyboard which is also a cover exists for the tablet, called Type Cover. It is available for 129$. So only 10$ more than the Touch Cover. Only available in Black. Let's have a look on this table I made which compares Surface RT, Surface 8 Pro, and the iPad 16GB WiFi, in all aspects: All prices are in U.S As you can see, the Microsoft Surface is actually very competitive at a very interesting price. An inside look of the Surface. The following is section is from The Verge (http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/16/3511002/microsoft-surface-inside-look-history) Anatech expands on the internal details of the Surface: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6377/inside-microsofts-surface-rt-tablet So I guess the iPhone reception problem won't be an issue, no mater how you hold it. So what do you think of all of this? Are you interested? Which one you will buy? Comments on all this? Let us hear you out!