Having yesterday revealed US Surface prices, Microsoft has detailed how much the upcoming range of tablets will cost in the UK.
The 32GB base unit is priced at £399, while the same model with a Touch Cover Keyboard will retail for £479. A 64GB version with Touch Cover Keyboard is available to pre-order for £559.
In comparison, a 16GB iPad 3 costs £399, a 32GB one £479 and a 64GB one £559 (Wi-Fi only models). Wi-Fi and 3G capable iPad 3s are £100 more expensive.
The baseline Surface model supports Windows RT, a customised tablet variant of the widely criticised Windows 8 operating system. Special 'pro' editions of Surface (with a more powerful processor and other miscellanea) will ship at a later date.