Microsoft Surface: £399 for 32GB of Windows 8's Best Hope (Updated With UK Prices)

By Brian Barrett on at

Microsoft's UK store has just added prices for the Surface RT, the company's self-made, keyboard-covered Windows 8 tablet, which is available for preorder today, starting at £399 for a 32GB.

That pricing puts the entry-level Surface at the same price of a retina display iPad, though if you add on that fancy keyboard cover, expect to stump up a further £80. The 64GB model will cost £559 with the black touch cover. Both will be in stores — or in your mailbox, if you preorder — on October 30th (shipping from October 26th).

While Microsoft has until this point been guarded about price, it's also insisted that Surface will be competitive with what's out there. [The Verge]