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As some of Microsoft Corp.’s partners decrease pricing of their Windows RT-based products, Microsoft Corp. is taking a different approach in a bid to make Surface RT media tablet more competitive. From now on the world’s largest software developer will bundle a cover, or a keyboard cover with every Surface RT slate.

For a limited time beginning May 31st, customers who purchase Microsoft Surface RT receive a free touch cover, touch cover limited edition, or type cover with the purchase of a Surface RT. Touch and type cover not only protects and personalizes Surface RT, but also lets users get real work done thanks to fully-fledged keyboard. Touch cover usually costs $119, which means that customers who get their Surface RT now will save a rather significant sum of money.

Microsoft also has an exciting special offer for our customers in Europe. People who purchase a Surface RT from now until June 30, 2013 receive a free cover of their choice, including Type and Touch in black, white, or cyan.

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT operating system features 10.6" screen with 1366*768 resolution. The media tablets are based on Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core system-on-chip with advanced graphics adapter and are equipped with 2GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB NAND flash storage, two 720p HD cameras, stereo speakers and two microphones, will feature ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope and compass. The slates come with 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity and feature full-size USB 2.0, microSDXC card slot, headset jack, HD video out port and cover port. Microsoft includes Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote), Windows Mail and Windows Messaging, SkyDrive, Windows Internet Explorer 10, Bing, Xbox Music, Xbox Video, and Xbox Games apps.

Price of Microsoft Surface based on Windows RT operating system starts at $499.

Tags: Microsoft, Surface, Tegra, Nvidia, Windows 8, Windows RT, Apple, iPad, iOS, Google, Android

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If no-one wants them and they are not selling giving them away will not work either as no one has the unit to receive the free gift.
0 0 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 06/03/13 04:44:26 PM]
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agreed
0 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 07/07/13 02:04:43 AM]
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I'll buy it now. A good cover is everything.... yeah right. Bill Gates should help Steve Ballmer by giving a complimentary one away with every malaria vaccine. That'll boost the figures.
0 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 06/04/13 01:01:36 AM]
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agreed
0 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 07/07/13 02:05:05 AM]
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I see an HP style Fire SALE, in M$ RT's future, and still no takers! Maybe fixing the thing to run other OSs, may do the trick! Yes maybe Linux, but paint over that Windows tattoo on the front of the thing!
0 0 [Posted by: BigChiefRunAmok  | Date: 06/04/13 06:34:24 AM]
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agreed
0 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 07/07/13 02:05:17 AM]
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Maybe if MS sold them @ a reasonable price ppl 'might' think about buying the surface eg. $300

I like how MS quote the RT comes with MS Office yet fail to say it does not work with x86 office, disingenuous at best
0 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 06/04/13 11:55:39 PM]
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