“Microsoft has now unveiled the pricing for both of its ARM-based Surface RT tablets at its Microsoft online stores,” Tom Warren reports for The Verge.

“The 10.6-inch Surface, powered by Windows RT, will go on sale on October 26th and will be priced starting at $499 for the 32GB version without Touch Cover and a 32GB version with the Touch Cover for $599,” Warren reports. “icrosoft is also offering 64GB model for $699 with a Touch Cover included.”

Warren reports, “The company has also listed the prices for its Touch Cover, at $119.99 each, and Type Cover for $129.99… Update: Microsoft’s online store listing has now gone offline.”

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“The device is expected to be Wi-Fi-only, and its Touch Cover add-on works as a screen protector, stand, and keyboard. Surface for Windows 8 Pro is expected to launch after the Windows RT version, and will come with a “full HD” 1080p screen resolution. That device will likely be more expensive than the Windows RT model,” Don Reisinger reports for CNET.

“Windows 8 is scheduled to launch on October 26. Windows RT, which will be running on the Surfaces leaked on the store site, will run on ARM processors,” Reisinger reports. “Microsoft will also sell Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise versions. Those models are not compatible with ARM-based chips.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Typically confused Microsoftian mess.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Jax44" for the heads up.]

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