A late arrival to the tablet computer industry was Microsoft with the recently launched Surface
models. Announced in June 2012 but official confirmed earlier this month (October 16), the 10.6" screen device will be priced at £399 for the base 32GB model, with the Touch Cover and Type cover keyboard attachments sold separately. These attachable keyboards bear a resemblance to the Asus transformer design allowing for a more traditional computing experience. The Surface will initially be available with Windows RT operating system, with a Windows 8 model expected to be released within three months of the initial device.