Microsoft announces Surface with Windows 8 Pro Pricing

It’s been more than a month now since Surface RT has been launched in the market. And we now know that Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be released in the market sometime in Jan 2013. Today some more information about it has been announced by Panos Panay, General Manager of Microsoft Surface.

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Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be available in January in two versions and pricing will start at $899:

  • 64GB standalone version at $899
  • 128GB standalone version at $999

Both versions will include a Surface pen with Palm Block technology and include the ability to use a Touch Cover or Type Cover (sold separately).

Here are some more details of Surface with Windows 8 Pro :

“Surface with Windows 8 Pro will come with Intel’s next generation Core i5 processor. This chip will give Surface with Windows 8 Pro a graphics boost for its 10.6” 16:9 ClearType display that runs at a 1920×1080 full HD resolution. Surface with Windows 8 Pro also includes a full-size USB 3.0 port. Its Mini DisplayPort can drive an external display up to 2560X1440 resolution.” says Microsoft.

As mentioned earlier, Surface with Windows 8 Pro will support Pen input. It comes with Palm Block Technology, which will prevent your handwriting from getting interrupted if you accidentally place your palm on the screen as you write.

Surface with Windows 8 Pro will also run your current Windows 7 desktop applications – it’s a full PC AND a tablet.

Surface with Windows 8 Pro uses the same familiar elegant design principles as Surface with Windows RT including the Dark Titanium VaporMg casing.

Check the complete Specifications of Surface Pro.

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