What’s Noteworthy: Microsoft’s first foray into tablet-making is clad in magnesium with an integrated kickstand. But the real star is the optional “Touch Cover,” a pressure-sensitive keyboard and trackpad combined with a slim screen protector. Microsoft is also selling a thicker “Type Cover” with mechanical keys.
Tech Specs: 10.6-inch (1366-by-768 resolution) display, Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 2 GB RAM, minimum 32 GB storage, 720p front- and rear-facing cameras, microSDXC card reader, USB port, 8-hour battery, weighs under 1.5 pounds and measures 0.37 inches thick.
Price and Availability: $499 for 32 GB tablet alone, $599 with black Touch Cover, $699 for 64 GB tablet and cover, $120 for standalone Touch Cover, $130 for standalone Type Cover, pre-orders available now for October 26 delivery.