Microsoft Surface Pro Pricing and Availability Released

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Well just a little more than a month since the release of the Microsoft Surface RT last month and we are now getting details about the much anticipated Microsoft Surface Pro tablet that is being built by Microsoft.

In a blog post today on the Official Microsoft Blog, Panos Panay Microsoft Surface’s General Manager, reveals pricing and availability details for the x86 based tablet.

  • 64GB standalone version at $899
  • 128GB standalone version at $999

Both versions will both include a Surface pen with Palm Block technology and include the ability to use a Touch Cover or Type Cover (sold separately).

Surface with Windows 8 Pro uses the same familiar elegant design principles as Surface with Windows RT including the Dark Titanium VaporMg casing, dual 2×2 MIMO antennas designed specifically for Surface and of course the kickstand.

He goes on to describe the differences between the Surface Pro and the Surface RT:

On the inside, Surface with Windows 8 Pro will come with Intel’s next generation Core i5 processor. This chip will give Surface with Windows 8 Pro a graphics boost for its 10.6” 16:9 ClearType display that runs at a 1920×1080 full HD resolution. Surface with Windows 8 Pro also includes a full-size USB 3.0 port. Its Mini DisplayPort can drive an external display up to 2560X1440 resolution. And, as I mentioned above, Surface with Windows 8 Pro will support Pen input. This is an amazing feature for all you note-takers or document editors out there, especially since it has expanded capacitive and digitizing technology we’re calling Palm Block that will prevent your handwriting from getting interrupted if you accidently place your palm on the screen as you write. This feature is pretty cool, and allows for a great inking experience alongside a great touch experience when needed.

Well this should certainly get everyone talking about the Surface Pro.

The next big questions will be pre-ordering details and specific availability date.

Any guesses?

Source: Microsoft Official Blog – Next Up for the Surface Family: Surface with Windows 8 Pro – Pricing

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