The price for the Microsoft Surface in India has been revealed the same way launch details for Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and the iPhone 5 were let loose in the country. Interested buyers can head over to eBay and pre-order the slate which is scheduled to arrive in two versions, one standalone and a second with the Touch Cover accessory.
It was just a few days back that the device in question went up for pre-order in the US. Along with the announcement, Microsoft also took the privilege of elaborating on a few extra technical specifications it left out when the tablet was unveiled back in June. So here’s a quick run through the main components and features implemented within the slate.
Processing power is delivered through a quad core Nvidia T30 Tegra 3 SOC, while 2GB of RAM gives multitasking a good boost. The touchscreen employed here is a 10.6-inch ClearType HD display that has a resolution of 1366 x768p and an aspect ratio of 16:9. The Surface comes pre-loaded with up to 64GB of internal storage. Sadly though, only the 32GB variant can be ordered in the country.
The 32GB Microsoft Surface with Windows RT tablet can be pre-orderd for Rs. 38,490, while the Touch Cover bundle costs Rs. 48,990. Both versions are available in color options of black, white, magenta, red and cyan through eBay.in. The release date for the tablet is pegged for November 2 and all orders placed before the 1st should ship by the 10th or the 15th, latest.
Other attributes Surface include:
– Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
– Front- and rear-facing 720p HD cameras
– Full-size USB 2.0 port, microSDXC card reader, 3.5mm headphone jack, HD video-out socket
– Dimensions: 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches; Weight: less than 1.5 pounds
– Up to 8 hours of battery life on a single charge