Microsoft’s Surface tablet is finally in stores Friday, months after consumers got their first look at it.
The Surface tablet has gotten high praise from reviewers who say its clean lines and solid build are a joy to use.
To recap, the tablet starts at $499 with 32GB of storage but not the keyboard cover. For $599, you can pick up that same tablet with a black cover; for $699 you get 64 GB and a black cover. If you’re hankering after a touch-type cover that’s not black, it will cost you another $110. If you want the more substantial cover withmoving keys, you’ll have to pony up another $129.99.
The keyboard cover is almost a necessity for the device, particularly if you want to use it for content creation. You can navigate without it, obviously, but will get far less from your tablet .
Unlike the iPad, this tablet also has ports — USB and HD video out, plus a micro SDXC card slot — which means you can hook it up to things you probably have already like a mouse or a flash drive.