Microsoft announces Windows 8 Surface Pro Pricing
We received the press release this morning at geeksphere.tv from Microsoft around its upcoming Surface Pro device. Microsoft has finally announced pricing and at least a month as to when we will be able to buy the device.
So how much do these bad boys cost? The 64GB model will cost you $899 (USD) and the 128GB will set you back $999 (USD), you get a pen / stylus but you do not get the touch keyboard included which I find a bit off putting. Both versions of the Surface pro will ship in January 2013 (only 4-8 weeks away).
The Surface Pro looks very very similar to the Surface RT, it uses the same body design but has upped the screen resolution to 1920 * 1080 ( the RT version only has a screen resolution of 1366 * 768) which will provide a more crisp experience. The screen resolution on the RT device is stunning so I am looking forward to seeing the Pro screen.
To power this Intel will be providing the horse power with a Intel Core i5 process with an Intel HD 4000 graphics , 4GB of ram and a min display port (which on my RT device is stunning). I am still waiting to confirm this but I have also been told the it will have a USB 3.0 port.
Now the cool thing about the Surface Pro is that you can run your traditional desktop applications as well as apps from the store, but you do not get Microsoft Office included as you do on the RT device. I have been surprised at how much I am actually using the included office products than come with the RT device.
Will I get one? Yes.