We've been wondering when Microsoft's downright-sexy Surface tablets would be hitting the market, and now we have a date. According to a Microsoft SEC filing discovered by CNET, the first Surface tablet has a planned launch date of October 26th -- the same day Windows 8 hits store shelves.
Recall that Microsoft is going to be launching the Surface RT first, which will be offered in 32 and 64 GB varieties. The tablet chassis is constructed out of a patented substance called VaporMg; other features include a 10.6" ClearType HD Display, a microSD port, a full size USB 2.0 port, 9.3 mm thinness, 676 g weight, and more. The Touch Cover and Type Cover accessories will also be offered.
The Surface Pro is going to launch 90 days later and will include Windows 8 Pro, an Intel chipset, 64 and 128 GB storage options, a 10.6" ClearType Full HD (1080p) display, a USB 3.0 and microSDXC port, and a slightly thicker chassis at 13.5mm. You can read more about the Surface tablets in our Pinned Hub here.