Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

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In Microsoft’s mind, they leaked their pricing early. To the rest of us, it’s about time they revealed how much they’re selling the Surface for:

The 10.6-inch Surface, powered by Windows RT, will go on sale on October 26th and will be priced starting at $499 for the 32GB version without Touch Cover and a 32GB version with the Touch Cover for $599. […]

The company has also listed the prices for its Touch Cover, at $119.99 each, and Type Cover for $129.99.

Microsoft is undercutting the equivalent iPad by $100, but I’m not sure that’s enough. It isn’t a price point I’m wowed by. Keep in mind that this is the ARM version, which cannot run standard Windows apps and therefore doesn’t have the ecosystem that either the iPad has, or that its Windows name suggests.