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Microsoft Surface Pro release date, prices and where to buy

Under: Tablet PC
By:Debbie Turner | January 23rd, 2013

We’ve been keeping readers informed about the Microsoft Surface tablets for some time. Back in October the lesser option, the Microsoft Surface RT, was launched but it’s fair to say that it has failed to take off so far. However some consumers may have been waiting to get their hands on the Surface Pro tablet instead and if so you should be pleased to hear that it will now release next month in Canada and the US. We have a release date, prices and details of where to buy the Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet.

Microsoft has now announced, a little later than we originally expected, that the Surface Windows 8 Pro will release on February 9. The entry-level 64GB model of the Surface Pro has an $899 price tag and potential customers in the US and Canada can purchase it at Microsoft retail stores and online at microsoftstore.com, while those living in the US may also be able to buy it from Staples and Best Buy. The Surface Pro will also be available through certain locations in Canada.

If you want to know more about the specs and features of the Surface Windows 8 Pro we can tell you that it has an Intel Core i5 processor, a 10.6-inch full 1920 x 1080 HD display, 4GB of RAM and comes in 64 or 128GB models. Of course as you would expect it runs on the Windows 8 operating system and it also comes with a Surface Pen with Palm Block technology. It’s marketed as being your perfect one device, or as Microsoft says, “a laptop in a tablet package.”

The price isn’t cheap though, at $899 for the 64GB model, and the Type Cover is an optional extra and seeing as the Surface RT hasn’t exactly flown off the shelves maybe Microsoft should have considered a cheaper price tag for the Surface tablets. The Surface Pro is thicker and heavier than its RT partner, with the Pro weighing in at 2 lbs and measuring 13.5mm thick. You can see a video of the Surface Pro tablet below this story for a closer look.

We’d like to hear your thoughts on the Surface Pro tablet. Have you been waiting for this one to release? Maybe you consider that $899 as a starting price is just too expensive for what the Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet has to offer? Send your comments to let us know.

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