One of the major selling points of Windows RT tablets is the full, albeit Windows RT version of Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student. The version included on tablets such as the Surface out of the box is branded as a Preview, with Microsoft originally expecting to roll out a final version sometime in November.
Despite Microsoft's original predictions, Ars Technica is reporting that the final version of Office 2013 RT is starting to be delivered through Windows Update, meaning you should be able to get your hands on it as soon as you unbox your tablet on October 26th. The update is reportedly around 580 MB and removes the "Preview" branding around the interface and splash screens; no other bug or feature updates were mentioned although we expect there are a few.
The Windows RT edition of Office 2013 comes with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for personal use only, and will be pre-loaded for free on any tablet running Microsoft's ARM-only version of Windows.
Source: Ars Technica | Image via Microsoft