Surface with Windows 8 Pro – Pricing
Microsoft has already announced that Surface with Windows 8 Pro would be available in January 2013. In January, Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be available in two versions and pricing will start at $899:
- 64GB standalone version at $899
- 128GB standalone version at $999
Both versions will both include a Surface pen with Palm Block technology and include the ability to use a Touch Cover or Type Cover (sold separately). Surface with Windows 8 Pro uses the same familiar elegant design principles as Surface with Windows RT including the Dark Titanium VaporMg casing, dual 2×2 MIMO antennas designed specifically for Surface and of course the kickstand. However, it also has some differences.
On the inside, Surface with Windows 8 Pro will come with Intel’s next generation Core i5 processor. This chip will give Surface with Windows 8 Pro a graphics boost for its 10.6” 16:9 ClearType display that runs at a 1920×1080 full HD resolution. Surface with Windows 8 Pro also includes a full-size USB 3.0 port. Its Mini DisplayPort can drive an external display up to 2560X1440 resolution. Surface with Windows 8 Pro will support Pen input. This is an amazing feature for all you note-takers or document editors out there, especially since it has expanded capacitive and digitizing technology we’re calling Palm Block that will prevent your handwriting from getting interrupted if you accidently place your palm on the screen as you write. This feature is pretty cool, and allows for a great inking experience alongside a great touch experience when needed. Surface with Windows 8 Pro will run your current Windows 7 desktop applications – it’s a full PC AND a tablet. And all this in a PC that will weigh less than two pounds and be less than 14 millimeters thick.