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New Surface Pro model coming next week

When it comes to Microsoft's Surface and Surface Pro tablets, the Redmond, Washington-based company hasn't exactly had a hit on its hands. One might say that a lack of storage space isn't the primary reason for consumer's apprehension of Surface, but that isn't stopping Microsoft from making available an even more expensive version for the U.S. market.
According to Windows Phone Central, the 256GB Microsoft Surface Pro that made its way to Japan in late May will wind up on our shores next week. The price of entry for the new model is a hefty $1,199 at CDW.

According to Windows Phone Central, the increase in storage capacity is the only change this time around, so those hoping to score a Surface Pro with Haswell power will have to wait until a refresh comes along.

Source: Windows Phone Central

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RE: no thanks
By zinc0099 on 7/1/2013 2:37:50 PM , Rating: 0
True, if they want this thing to break into the tablet space they need to bring down the price, size, and up the battery life.

As much as people on here hate to say it but the iPad is the gold standard on the tablet front. If you cant at least meet it in experience and what people expect in a tablet then you will not sell any. Push specs all you want but if you cant pass the feel in your hands test, then you are dead in the water. Just think how bad and jerky old andriod tablets were and how they just could not move like a slick ipad.

RE: no thanks
By OoklaTheMok on 7/1/2013 6:12:08 PM , Rating: 2
So it should be as slow and restrictive as an iPad? This seems rather odd... One hand complains that it doesn't do enough, the other complains it does too much. Which is it?

The Surface Pro is essentially an ultrabook, in tablet form. It's not trying to compete with the iPad, because the iPad is a restricted use device that can't do anything without first buying an app. Surface Pro runs all your "old" software fast, much faster than an iPad could run it, if it were even able to run the software.

Why can't I expand the memory on an iPad? Can I directly connect an iPad to two monitors? Ok, how about just one? USB? Etc...

The two devices, whether you want to acknowledge it or not are in two distinctly different categories. The iPad is for playing around and doing light work. The Surface Pro is equally suitable for play and heavy-duty work.

Can I play Command & Conquer on an iPad? Flash support to watch Hulu web-only content? Nope... then an iPad doesn't play too much for me beyond what Apply will give me permission to.

RE: no thanks
By kmmatney on 7/2/2013 12:51:26 AM , Rating: 3
The problem for me is the 10.6" display - a bit small to do real work, at least for me. I'd rather just do real work with a cheaper laptop, and use a cheaper tablet for games and casual use.

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