Microsoft announced Friday that its new PC, Microsoft Surface, is now available for purchase at all Microsoft retail, holiday and online stores in the United States and Canada.
Designed to be the ultimate stage for Windows RT, Surface provides an immersive entertainment experience and comes with a starting price of US$499.
It will be available online at http://www.microsoftstore.com in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.
In China and Hong Kong, Surface will be available online at Suning. More details are available at http://www.surface.com.
A variety of Surface accessories are also available for purchase, including Touch Covers in five colors — black, white, magenta, cyan and red — priced at US$119.99. Customers also have the option to purchase a Type Cover in black for US$129.99, which adds moving keys for a more traditional typing feel.
First unveiled in June, Surface represents an extension of the Windows experience, letting customers work, play and connect with others.
From its ultralight casing, integrated kickstand and Touch Cover, to a full-sized USB port, 16:9 widescreen, high-definition display and 22-degree angle, Surface lets customers seamlessly transition between entertainment and creation, suggests Microsoft.