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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 liteup23 on 1/22/2013 3:57:58 PM , Rating: 2
While the price come out the same, some people will still be wanting for the traditional laptop (as in something that can support itself without needing a table top to rest on). The Asus Zenbook Touch http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Ultrabook+13.3%... gives you a 13.3" 1080p touch screen, 128GB SSD, the same amount of RAM, and the same processor more than likely.

Now I think it's up to the individual to determine which features they would prefer (personally I don't care about touchscreen laptops), but the spot on price makes me think that Microsoft isn't trying to undercut the competition, just show that windows can have as nice of tablets as iOS (with infinitely more functionality).


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