Microsoft's Surface family of PCs is growing. Its newest model - Surface Windows 8 Pro - will be available for purchase on Feb. 9, 2013, in the United States and Canada.
Powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, Surface Windows 8 Pro provides the performance of a laptop in a tablet package. 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 users edit, collaborate and get things done, is included with Surface Windows 8 Pro.
In addition, Microsoft will soon make available the Surface Windows RT in 13 additional markets worldwide.
Additional Surface accessories will also soon be available.
- Surface Windows RT will be available in a new 64GB standalone version for an estimated retail price of US$599 to allow users 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.
- Users 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.
|| Surface RT
|| Surface Pro
|| 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37"
|| 10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53"
|| 10.6-inch 1366 x 768 PLS
|| 10.6-inch 1920 x 1080
|| 1.5 lbs
|| 2.0 lbs
|| NVIDIA Tegra 3
Core i5 with HD4000 Graphics (17W Ivy Bridge)
|| 32GB or 64GB
|| 64GB or 128GB
|| 31.5 Wh
|| 42.0 Wh
| Starting Price