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Surface Pro starts at $899

Microsoft originally told us that Surface Pro would bow in the January of this year, but it looks as though the Redmond, Washington-based company is running a bit behind schedule. Microsoft announced today that Surface Pro would actually launch on February 9 in the U.S. and Canada.
 
Unlike Surface RT, which runs Windows RT and lacks Windows software backwards compatibility due to its use of an ARM processor, Surface Pro can handle the entire Windows library thanks to Windows 8 Pro. The tablet packs in a Core i5 processor, 1080p display, Mini DisplayPort, and a USB 3.0 port. The tablet is also much pricier than its Surface RT counterpart, which starts at $499. The 64GB version is priced at $899 while the 128GB model will cost you $999.


Source: CNN



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By txDrum on 1/22/2013 3:13:27 PM , Rating: 2
If surface had taken 100$ off, or just bundled with type/touch, it would have been amazing.

I think even the perceived value would have been so good that a 899/999/1099 models, the latter two being bundled with the cover, would have been perceived as excellent value, even though it's the exact same price.

If they had offered the SP at current prices with a keyboard though... I would have snapped one up instantly if I hadn't just replaced my computer before they announced surface.

Also, build quality is going to be hugely up compared to almost any ultrabook, including the macbook air. Screen quality should beat them all, except for maybe the IPS panel in the Asus zenbooks, but I'm still not sure.

Battery life on ultrabooks won't be super competitive until haswell, but when it hits it should be great.


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