The Microsoft Surface Windows 8 tablet is creeping closer to launch: and if Redmond has its way, it’s going to give the Apple iPad Mini a run for its money too. According to a new report, Microsoft’s own slate computer will go on sale at the end of this month! Read on for the details.
The Verge reports that the Microsoft Surface Windows 8 tablet will go on sale at midnight on 26 October, after a launch event for press the day before. In the US, Microsoft shops will open as the clock strikes twelve to flog the new tablet competitor: in the UK meanwhile we may have to wait until regular business hours to pick one up.
If you’re not sure what the fuss about Microsoft Surface is, it’s a 10.6-inch own-brand tablet running Windows 8, which will compete directly against tablets from gadget manufacturers Microsoft usually licenses its software to. With a super thin keyboard in the cover too, it looks very promising indeed, though journalists have not yet been able to handle the device.