Microsoft Surface Pro: Laptop Performance in a Tablet Package

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2013-01-28 Print this article Print
Surface Windows 8 Pro With Type Cover

Surface Windows 8 Pro With Type Cover

The Surface Windows 8 Pro, shown with an optional Type Cover, will be available in the United States and Canada Feb. 9 at a starting price of $899. Available in 64GB and 128GB versions, Surface Windows 8 Pro comes bundled with Surface Pen, and provides the power and performance of a laptop in a tablet package.


Microsoft is growing its Surface family of PCs. The newest model—Surface Windows 8 Pro—will be available Feb. 9 at all Microsoft retail stores,, Staples and Best Buy in the United States, and a number of locations in Canada. Equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor, Surface Windows 8 Pro provides the performance of a laptop in a tablet package. Microsoft touts the Surface Windows 8 Pro as being "perfect as your one device" for use at home, in the office or on the road; it can run Windows 8 apps and current Windows 7 desktop apps. Starting at $899, Surface Windows 8 Pro will be available in 64GB and 128GB models. A Surface pen with Palm Block technology, designed to work with Surface to let customers edit, collaborate and get things done, is included with Surface Windows 8 Pro. In addition to being able to buy Surface Windows 8 Pro in the coming weeks, customers will soon be able to purchase Surface Windows RT in 13 additional markets worldwide, more than double the number of markets in which Surface is now available. "The response to Surface has been exciting to see," said Panos Panay, general manager of Microsoft Surface. Additional Surface accessories will soon be available, allowing customers to further personalize and customize their computing experience and get more done with Surface. Here's a look at the new Surface Pro tablets.


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