Microsoft Announces Surface Windows 8 Pro Will Launch February 9th, 2013

Posted January 22, 2013 at 5:26pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6034 views

Microsoft has announced that the Surface Windows 8 Pro will be available for purchase on February 9th, 2013 in the United States and Canada. The device will go on sale at Microsoft retail stories, MicrosoftStore.com, Staples, and Best Buy in the United States.

Powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, Surface Windows 8 Pro provides the power and performance of a laptop in a tablet package. Perfect as your one device — at home, in the office, or on the road — it can run Windows 8 applications, as well as current Windows 7 desktop applications. Starting at an estimated retail price of US$899, Surface Windows 8 Pro will be available in 64GB and 128GB models. A Surface pen with Palm Block technology, designed specifically to work with Surface to let customers edit, collaborate and get things done, is included with Surface Windows 8 Pro.

Microsoft has also announced that Surface Windows RT will launch in 13 additional markets in the coming weeks.

Other Announcements:
● Surface Windows RT will be available in a new 64GB standalone version for an estimated retail price of US$599 to allow customers the option of selecting a Cover of their choice.

● Three new Touch Cover Limited Editions in red, magenta and cyan will be sold at an estimated retail price of US$129.99.

● Customers will have the option of purchasing a Wedge Touch Mouse, Surface Edition, for an estimated retail price of US$69.95 in all markets in which Surface is currently sold with additional markets to follow in the coming weeks.




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Really!!! - January 23, 2013 at 8:47am
The only thing I really wish it had compared to the iPad is its battery life. M$ is saying 4.5 hours for the Pro. It's more like an ultra book. Still a nice ultra book though :)
Unsurfaced - January 22, 2013 at 11:44pm
This tablet won't surface with a starting price tag of $900.
manny - January 22, 2013 at 11:43pm
Finally, this is a tablet I am really looking forward to. The iPad which I recently sold is so restricted, From a general user and ex student, the only thing its good for is games and web browsing, not for work. Time to forget jailbreaking, im tired of it. my iPad had been gathering dust for the last 3 months. Surface Pro not only looks great but has a variety of keyboards, sd slot, usb 3, full hd screen, is light, extremely strong and a stand! This already makes up for its lack of apps which are growing at an alarming rate. It has a full operating system, people can actually download from the internet and run programmes which the ipad cant do i.e download torrent. FLASH compatible. This makes the iPad look like an expensive childs toy. Who can forget a full "proper" working microsoft office. Im no microsoft fan boy, I just give credit where its due, I have had the last 4 iphones and 2 ipads. However apple have lost its imagination same design, same shape, minor upgrades, unjustifiable increase in price, point less iPad mini and so on....and for now some sheeps will still follow them..but people with any common sense will see the surface as far superior. It has 4gb ram and i5 intel processors, thats crazy for a tablet. Apart from iPads retina display theres is nothing that I dont see it being superior to the surface pro which has an awesome display with no lag according to early reports. I truly cannot wait for this product. If anyone can even think of comparing this to an iPad is ludicrous. Oh yeah 64 and 128gb totally insane (obviously some will be taken up due to pre installed software..even then its still signifcantly more than what you can get in an iPad.
Zzzzz - January 22, 2013 at 11:03pm
This is finally the end of the ipad, rip
6italia0 - January 22, 2013 at 8:19pm
I thought Microsoft learned their lesson about the surface, but I guess Microsoft only learns from mistakes, not absolute and complete failures. I mean not only the worst and most useless OS to go along with the worst and most useless tablet, but slapping on a starting price of $900? Well lets see how that goes lol
Curtix - January 23, 2013 at 5:00am
It's barely a couple hundred dollars more than a 64GB iPad and you get WAY more. I too wish it was a little cheaper but quite honestly, for what you get and the build quality, I think it is exactly in line with the iPad. Perhaps even dollar for dollar, a better deal. Let's face it, for the $700 price rage of a 64GB iPad, you don't get much.
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