Microsoft Surface Tablets to Arrive With Windows 8 on October 26

By Sam Gibbs on at

Not exactly Earth-shattering news, but Microsoft has announced that its Surface tablets will hit at the same time as Windows 8, which is kind of what you'd assume, on October 26th. Will you be picking one up?

That's the ARM-based Windows RT tablets only, mind you, not the x86 Intel-based Surface Pro -- that'll turn up some 90 days later. I'm not sure which is going to be more popular. My guess is that if Microsoft prices the Win RT tablets right, Surface could really take off. Business is likely to plonk with Surface Pro, though, so we might not see monster sales till at least three months later.

With rumours of an iPad mini on the way, not to mention the Nexus 7 and new iPad, there's no doubt Microsoft will have a fight on its hands with Surface. Will you be picking one up at launch? I have to say, I'm sorely tempted. [Cnet]