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Microsoft spills the beans on Surface Pro launch

Microsoft launched its first in-house tablet in late October, the Surface RT. 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.

Source: The Official Microsoft Blog

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RE: Nice!
By Pirks on 11/30/2012 5:39:57 AM , Rating: 2
Sorry Visual, you screwed up, not MS. When you fix your eyes and see that not only the Touch Cover exists but the Type Cover is there as well, you'll laugh at your moronic "flap" remark just like I do :)

RE: Nice!
By Visual on 11/30/2012 6:30:17 AM , Rating: 2
Way to miss the obvious. Those covers are exactly what I refer to. Unlike a real keyboard dock, they can not hold the laptop at your chosen angle, so are exactly useless flaps for me.

RE: Nice!
By paydirt on 11/30/2012 9:18:26 AM , Rating: 2
Guessing: Microsoft is holding back on releasing this so they can use a lower power Intel CPU which should be coming out in June. I am unclear as to whether this will be the CPU that uses 20x power at idle, I think that one is coming 2014.

RE: Nice!
By Pirks on 12/1/2012 1:17:20 AM , Rating: 2
they can not hold the laptop
Kickstand can but you're too illiterate to care eh? ;)

RE: Nice!
By Visual on 12/3/2012 5:36:39 AM , Rating: 3
Nope, you're still not getting it. Kickstand on your lap or on an uneven surface like in your bed, etc? No, it is not like a real dock.

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