Microsoft Corp. this week said begin to sell Microsoft Surface tablets on Oct. 26 to coincide with the launch of Windows 8.

Microsoft Surface includes 10.6-inch Gorilla Glass screen, HDMI, USB 3.0, front and rear cameras, kickstand, and 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi antennas.

The company announced two SKUs, one with Windows RT and an Nvidia GPU and another with an Intel Core i5 CPU with Windows 8 Pro. The latter will weigh less than two pounds and be less than 14mm thick.

In addition, the product can be used with a magnet-based Touch Cover, which includes a built-in keyboard and multi-touch trackpad.

Surface for Windows RT will be sold in 32 and 64GB SKUs and priced like comparable ARM-based CPU tablets.

Surface for Windows 8 Pro will be sold in 64GB and 128GB SKUs priced comparable to ultrabooks. It is scheduled to be sold three months after the launch of Windows 8.

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