Microsoft released pricing yesterday on the Microsoft store – click here for the Microsoft Store. The release date is listed as Oct 26. The really cool looking soft cover / keyboard is $129.
This price is comparable to iPads with full functioning Windows 8 tablet software that unlike iPads will let you save files to folders and use full versions of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook. I wouldn’t recommend you order for construction and real estate yet as
a) they haven’t been available for reviews yet – no one can say how well they will work
b) they don’t have cellular cards – you can only use it if you have wifi at your job site or property. Alternatively you can use your phone as a hotspot.
Microsoft plans on selling a lot of these tablets – according to the Wall Street Journal they are producing 3 to 5 million of them – you can read the article here.