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How to Buy the New Surface Tablet and Windows 8

Four months after announcing its foray into tablets with the Surface, Microsoft's new gadget and Windows 8 operating system are finally ready for consumer purchase tonight at midnight. The redesigned Windows computing OS builds upon its current Windows 7 mobile products with a tile layout and applications-dominant interface. Here, how to bring Windows 8 and any one of 1,000 Windows 8-ready devices home this weekend.

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Surface Tablet

  • Online — Order the Surface now ($499 for 32GB, $599 for 32GB with black Touch Cover, and $699 for 64GB with black Touch Cover) on the Microsoft site, which currently has a one- to three-week shipping estimate. Upgrade to a Touch Cover in red, white, cyan, or magenta for an additional $120 or a Type Cover for $130.
  • In stores — Line up early at a Microsoft Store near you on Friday and receive a year's Xbox Music Pass (worth $100) with purchase of the Surface.

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Source: Microsoft
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