Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet has technically been up for grabs ever since late October but it hasn’t really taken off yet due to its limited availability. There are only a few countries across the world where the 10.6-incher can be bought and in all of them, except for the US, Microsoft’s own retail shops and online stores are the only source of “goods”.
Starting later today however British folks with an eye for technology will be able to get the Surface RT from a third-party retailer too, John Lewis. JL has the tab listed on its official website already, but it’s “out of stock”. Meanwhile, brick and mortar shops should have the Surface on shelves starting tomorrow, December 15.
The 32 GB gadget with a Black Touch Keyboard will go for the whopping price of £479 ($772). As for the 64 GB version, also with a keyboard, that won’t be very affordable either, retailing for £559 ($900). The spec sheet is the already standard one, including a quad-core Tegra 3 CPU, 2 GB of RAM, microSD support, Windows RT and a 1,366 x 768 pix res panel.
Microsoft has confirmed other British retailers will be selling the Surface RT soon as well, but their names and exact release dates are kept under wraps.