Microsoft Confirms Surface Will Ship Alongside Windows 8 On October 26

Supersite for Windows is reporting that Microsoft has confirmed the Surface will start shipping on October 26, alongside Windows 8.

Supersite for Windows reveals that a Microsoft filing with the US Security and Exchange quietly reveals that the tablet will start shipping to customers on October 26. That's the same day as Windows 8 is set to land, as we reported earlier in July. According to Supersite, the filing reads:

"The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012... At that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series of Microsoft-designed and manufactured hardware devices."

Since launch we've known that Intel-based Surface Pro will take longer to launch, so this October 26 launch date corresponds to the availability of the ARM-powered tablet.

There's still one big question surrounding the Surface though, and that's price. That really will be an announcement worth looking out for. [Win SuperSite]



    Damn I want a date for Surface Pro.

      Same here, but my birthday is the day after the ARM launch.... so.... I don't know if I can wait 3 months for my present.... .... .. .

      I'm more interested in the Pro. I just hope it's not a bajllion dollars more than the RT model.

    MS must really be sweating on price, unless they already know they can wow customers, because its success will be totally about what it costs.

      They'd be stupid to announce the price this early, but Microsoft are usually known for announcing things earlier than they should.

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