Originally Posted by Kumabjorn
...but the Surface comes with a Touch Cover, so I perceived it as more expensive...
In the meantime, at least in Germany, you can have Surface RT without the touch cover (Pro doesn't come with cover anyway).
Not because people don't want the cover. But obviously many claimed, they would like to have a different color.
So Microsoft offers without cover for ca. € 100 less and you can order the touch cover separately - in the color you'd like.