Report: Microsoft Surface Pro Launch Date Pegged for January 26
January 4, 2013 8:44 AM
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One Microsoft Store expects the tablet Jan 26
The Microsoft Surface RT tablet has been on the market for a few months, and so far hasn't put up big sales numbers. While Surface RT is aimed at consumers and isn’t backwards compatible with the colossal Windows application library, Microsoft will also be launching the Surface Pro tablet which runs the more business-friendly Windows 8 operating system.
There've been plenty of hints dropped by Microsoft on when people interested in the Surface Pro will be able to buy the tablet, but nothing firm. As close as Microsoft has come to a firm launch date has been the month of January. With January here many businesses are wondering when specifically they can get their hands on the tablet.
While a specific launch date remains unannounced,
reports that calls to a number of Microsoft Stores have come up with a consensus of January 26. January 26 would be roughly 90 days after the launch of the Surface RT tablet, which would go along with other rumors for the tablet’s launch.
We already know that the
tablet will be far from cheap with the 64 GB version selling for $899 and 128 GB version selling for $999. The tablet uses an Intel
processor, has a 10.6-inch screen with full HD resolution, and has a Mini DisplayPort for an external monitor.
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RE: Deciscions, Deciscions
1/4/2013 11:02:31 AM
I think it's fairly priced and I, personally, would have no problem spending the money on it. And could afford it. Unfortunately my wife and I don't share the same philosophy when it comes to spending money on tech. While I could argue that it would be helpful for work, which it would, I have learned to choose my battles. And I'm not convinced that this version is worth that battle with the newer ones coming out sometime in the second half of this year. I think I'll wait for V2 before I wage that war.
Now if my company will purchase it? I'd give up the Ultrabook I have for travel in a second, and it's the same price. So I might be able to swing it. I'd even agree to doing the reimbursement program so they pay for 70% of it. I could probably talk my wife into $1100.
RE: Deciscions, Deciscions
1/4/2013 11:10:23 AM
Talk her into $400... I hate no edit.
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