Surface RT lands in John Lewis

14 Dec 2012
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John Lewis the first independent retailer to get Microsoft Surface RT

Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT is landing in UK stores this weekend, starting with John Lewis.

Surface RT was first sold via Microsoft stores in the US and online for everyone else. Earlier this week, US retailer Staples started stocking the tablet, and John Lewis has laid claim to being the first UK store to sell it.

The department store will start selling the Surface RT in stores tomorrow and is selling them online today - although it already appears to be out of stock.

The retailer will offer two variations of the Surface RT, the 32GB and the 64GB model, both sold bundled with the black Touch Keyboard. Prices are the same as with Microsoft's own website, £479 and £579.

John Lewis' Microsoft win comes as The Register reports Dixons is negotiating with Microsoft to sell Surface in PC World stores.

Disagreement between the firms could mean a deal isn't reached until next year, although it's not clear what caused the talks to stall.

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