Microsoft Surface Pro Coming in January; Priced at $899 for 64GB, $999 for 128GB
November 29, 2012 1:53 PM
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Microsoft spills the beans on Surface Pro launch
Microsoft launched its first in-house tablet in late October, the
. Priced at $499 for a 32GB model, initial sales
have been on the tepid side
. However, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is confident that the device will catch on in the face of strong competition from iOS and Android tablets.
While Surface RT is based on low-power ARM architecture, Microsoft is bringing out the big guns in 2013. Microsoft announced today that Surface Pro, which comes packin'
Windows 8 Professional
, will launch in January. Unlike Surface RT, Surface Pro will be compatible with the vast library of legacy Windows applications thanks to its Intel Core i5 x86 processor.
Other niceties include a 10.6" ClearType display (1920x1080) and a full-size USB 3.0 port. The Surface Pro also includes a Mini DisplayPort that supports external resolutions of up to 2560x1440.
Since the Surface Pro is packing some serious firepower under the screen, it's a bit thicker and heavier than its Surface RT counterpart. The Surface RT is 0.37" thick and weighs 1.5 pounds, while the Surface Pro is 0.57" thick and weighs 1.99 pounds.
One thing to keep in mind, however, is that the Surface Pro won't be a cheap proposition. The 64GB Surface Pro rings in at $899 while the 128GB model will set you back $999.
The Official Microsoft Blog
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RE: Flop within 18 months
11/29/2012 5:09:46 PM
I dont know if he is trolling, or smoking some good crack. Most of his list is rediculous.
1) Price - This is a good price for all you can do with it.
2) Keyboard - This is a good thing.
3) 1080p on 10" - This is a good thing.
3a) metro font size - meh, who cares.
3b) lots of scrolling - I dont even know what that means. 1080p is pretty roomy for a 10 incher.
4) Windows 8 - It's actually quite nice for a touchscreen device.
4a) high learning curve - For a trained Ape maybe. The rest of us can point and launch fairly well without taking a class.
4b) lack of good free apps - Abundance of good x86 apps
5) Poor ergonomics (ie. kick stand) - This is a good thing. I love the kickstand.
6) Not apart of Apple ecosystem - Its x86, so FAR superior. This is a good thing.
7) Etc. etc. etc. - no, no , and no.
RE: Flop within 18 months
11/29/2012 6:55:52 PM
6) Not apart of Apple ecosystem
This is your answer...Troll.
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