Thursday, November 29, 2012

Surface Pro Tablet Prices and Specs

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Microsoft has just announced the price and detailed specifications for its Surface Pro tablet. A more powerful Intel-based tablet that runs the full version of Windows 8 Pro. The Pro version also comes with a Surface Pen, although the keyboard covers will be sold separately.

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$899 for the 64GB version and $999 for the 128GB version
$120 for the TouchCover and $130 for the TypeCover

CPU: New Generation Core i5 processor
Display: 10.6", 16:9 ClearType with 1920x1080 full HD resolution
Pen Support: Full digitizer and ink support with Palm Block technology
USB: Full-size USB 3.0 port
Display Port: Mini DisplayPort (can drive an external display up to 2560 x 1440 resolution)
Weight: less than two pounds
Thickness: less than 14 millimetres
Body: dark titanium VaporMG casing with kickstand

January 2013

You might consider it a bit pricey, but keep in mind that this is a tablet with the power and compatibility of an ultra-book. Comparing the Surface Pro with a Surface RT or an iPad doesn’t make sense, since they are on different categories. However, you can compare the Surface Pro to a MacBook Air or any Windows 8 powered ultra-book and when doing that you will notice that the price is not that bad.

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