Microsoft Surface Tablet Makes Oprah's Favorite Things 2012 List

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The great and powerful Oprah Winfrey has dubbed the Microsoft Surface the "Mercedes-Benz" of tablets. Each year, Winfrey creates a list of her favorite products and shares them with her fans. This year the Surface tablet from Microsoft had the honor of being included on the prestigious list. Other Oprah "Favorite Things" include the $4,999 Bose VideoWave II, a $3,000 elliptical trainer, and a $238 set of 14 soaps from Lafco Soap. Oprah fans can pick up the December issue of O magazine to learn how to win all the the items on the list.

Oprah's Favorite Things 2012

The Surface tablet is currently available for purchase via the Microsoft Store. The 32GB version retails for $499, the 32GB model with Black Touch Cover is $599, and the 64GB version with Black Touch Cover will set you back $699.

UPDATE: The 32GB model is currently out of stock.

The Surface tablet is powered by a Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and sports a 10.6-inch ClearType HD Display with 1366 x768 resolution, 5-point multi-touch. Other specs include 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, a USB 2.0 and microSDXC card reader, up to 8 hours of battery life, and two 720p HD cameras, front and rear-facing.