Microsoft has been teasing us with Surface, its upcoming iPad equivalent, for months. The tablet has a 10.6 inch screen, larger than the new iPad's but not Retina-sharp, and has a kickstand to prop it up so you can type with its unique Touch Cover accessory. Now Microsoft has revealed that it costs only $499 ... and that for the same price as the 16 GB Wi-Fi iPad, you get twice as much storage space. Preorders have already begun, and will be delivered on Oct. 26.

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