Microsoft Surface Pro with Windows 8 - Jan. 26, 2013
The Microsoft Surface Pro, one of the two Microsoft Tablets (the other Surface RT), will be available February 9, 2013. The Microsoft Surface price for the RT version is $499, while the Microsoft Surface Pro will start at $899. The Pro version has high end specs when compared to the RT, that is why the Microsoft Surface cost for the Pro version is about $400 more. The Surface RT did not do as well as some had thought, but I believe everyone is holding out for the Surface Pro. These trying times have taught us all to become less impulsive and we have learned some patience (well at least when purchasing).
The Microsoft Surface Pro will be available with two different solid state drive capacities, a 64GB and a 124GB. Here's the major difference between the two the Surface Pro runs on Windows 8 with compatibility with Windows 7 software, while the RT does not. Why make a Surface RT? Well, maybe to target another market who aren't power users. Another difference between these Microsoft Surface Tablets is the Microsoft Surface Pro is powered by a an Intel Core i5 processor and has 4 GB RAM (dual channel).
In case you don't know what other features the Microsoft Surface Pro has, here's a quick summary. It includes a pen for you to easily take notes and jot down ideas. The 10-point multi-touch screen is 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD Display with 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. For wireless connectivity, it is equipped with Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy. For making video calls and taking photos and video, it has a two built-in 720p HD TruColor LifeCams, one in the front and the other in the back. Ports include a USB 3.0, headset audio jack, microSDXC card slot (for microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC (64GB) cards) and a DisplayPort that lets you connect to your HDTV. The Microsoft Surface Pro measures 10.81 in (H) x 6.81 in (W) x 0.53 in (D) and weighs 2 lbs.
Are you one of those who waited patiently for the release of the Surface with Windows 8? Let us know.