Microsoft has finally decided to announce pricing information for the upcoming Surface Pro, the upgraded version of the Surface tablet that’s going to run Windows 8 and legacy Windows apps.
Officially called “Surface with Windows 8 Pro,” the new device is expected to hit the market in January 2013, but Microsoft is yet to confirm the release date. It’ll however reach the market in early 2013, ahead of some other products from the Surface product range.
The device will come in two storage versions, with 64 GB and 128 GB, respectively, while pricing will begin at $899 (€690) for the entry-level model. The top-of-the-range package would wear a price tag of $999 (€765).
Here are all technical specs of the Surface Pro, as provided by Microsoft:
OS – Windows 8 Pro. Runs current Windows 7 desktop applications and integrates with your existing enterprise management infrastructure. Use the programs and the apps available in the Windows Store.
- dimensions: 10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53in
- weight: 2lbs (907 grams)
- VaporMg casing
- Dark Titanium color
- Volume and Power buttons
- 64GB and 128GB
- System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage.
-10.6" ClearType Full HD Display
- 1920x1080 pixels
- 16:9 (widescreen)
- 10-point multi-touch
Pen Input – Pen input and pen (included with purchase)
- 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 Processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000
- 4GB RAM - Dual Channel Memory
- Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
- Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology
Battery – 42 W-h
Cameras and A/V
- Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing with TruColor
- Stereo speakers
- Full-size USB 3.0
- microSDXC card slot
- Headset jack
- Mini DisplayPort
- Cover port
- Ambient light sensor
Power Supply – 48W power supply (including 5W USB for accessory charging)
Warranty – 1-year limited hardware warranty