Microsoft has officially announced the price tag of the much awaited Surface Pro tablet which will run the Windows 8 Pro version, and work like an ultrabook. The 64GB model is priced at $899 in the US, and will be available starting early 2013. A report on PocketLint now suggests that the Surface Pro will be launched as soon as January 2013.
PocketLint also reports that the 128GB model of the Surface Pro will cost $999 in the US, and will be available at the same time. The pricing is at par with features it comes with, but a lower introductory price would have lured more buyers. While Surface RT running the degraded RT version of Windows 8, has received a cold welcome, Surface Pro is the device people are waiting for. The Surface Pro will function as a full-fledged hybrid PC running the full version Windows 8 Pro. The Surface Pro will come with the input Pen for those who want the advantage of both touch and physical input. You can also add the Touch Cover or the Type Cover — both of which are compatible with this device.
But what Surface Pro special is its hardware configuration. It is a 10.6″ tablet with 16:9 1920×1080 full HD resolution, but is still able to pack a 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 Processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4GB RAM, up to 128GB of internal storage, front-and-rear cameras, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and full size USB 3.0 port. Isn’t that amazing for a tablet? Makes your PC much more portable than the laptop.
So, what are your thoughts about the Surface Pro tablet? Are you going to buy one at this price? Should you buy the Surface RT tablet?