The clock is counting down to the release of Microsoft’s Surface tablet, which is set to go on sale at the same time as Windows 8 next week, but it seems that someone at Redmond may have goofed.
Earlier today the Microsoft Store was showing pre-order pricing and specs for the Surface tablets, though the page where the information has appeared has since been pulled.
Pricing for the Surface with Windows RT – the x86 Surface Pro is only expected next year – starts at $499 (R4,400) according to the now-missing order page. That price will net buyers a 32GB Surface without the black touch cover. Adding the cover bumps the price up to $599 (R5,250) while a 64GB Surface with touch cover will cost $699 (R6,100).
The pre-order page also included pricing for a white touch cover and a type cover for the Surface ($119.99 and $129.99 respectively). Why Microsoft pulled the page is anyone’s guess, the pre-order deals may have been prematurely revealed or perhaps there was an error on the product listing.