Those interested in obtaining a reserved, packaged DVD (or product key card version) of the Windows 8 Pro upgrade for $69.99 can place their orders via Amazon.com, Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, the Microsoft Store and other retailers. Newegg is another outlet taking preorders, as my ZDNet colleage Ed Bott noted this morning.
Microsoft still has not announced pricing or a preorder date for its Surface RT tablet/PCs. They will be available for purchase in Microsoft brick-and-mortar and pop-up stores, as well as select Microsoft online stores as of October 26.
One thing to remember if you're thinking about purchasing an ARM-based Windows RT PC or tablet, including the Microsoft Surface RT: Only certain mice, keyboards, printers and other peripherals which have been certified for Windows RT will work with these systems. Very few of Microsoft's own mice or keyboards are currently certified to work with Windows RT. I haven't found a list of third-party peripherals that are Windows RT-certified. Anyone else?