The long-awaited Microsoft Surface has finally made it here to Malaysia! At a launch event in Publika, recently Microsoft Malaysia announced that the Surface RT tablet will be the first one to arrive in Malaysia.

The Microsoft Surface RT is a 10 inch tablet that is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quadcore processor, 2GBs of RAM and runs Microsoft’s Windows RT operating system, which operates on ARM-based processors.

The Surface RT comes pre-installed with Office Home & Student 2013 RT productivity suite, boasting one full-sized USB slot and a microSDXC card slot for additional storage. Incidentally, the Surface RT comes in 32GB and 64GB models. A full battery charge is capable of lasting up to eight hours, depending on usage scenarios.

Microsoft Surface RT will be made available through selected stores nationwide, with Harvey Norman, Challenger Malaysia and ThunderMatch Technology being the Surface’s retailers. The standalone 32GB Surface RT model will cost RM1,549, or RM1,849 with either the Touch or Type Cover, and the 64GB will cost RM1,849, or RM2,149 with either of the covers.

You can find out more about the Surface RT launch in our May issue.