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Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro rolling off the assembly lines, coming soon

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Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro rolling off the assembly lines, coming soon
So, looks like it is all going as planned with the Microsoft Surface Pro. Panos Panay, who is in charge of the device's hardware, tweeted today that the tablet is now rolling off the assembly lines. He also confirmed that the Windows 8 variant of the Surface should be available for purchase within weeks. 

But speaking of buying a Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro, keep in mind that the tablet won't come cheap. As its maker confirmed, the 64GB model will retail for $899, while the 128GB variant will set you back $100 extra.

Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro rolling off the assembly lines, coming soon
And that's in case you don't want to add a Touch Cover or a Type Cover to the deal, which cost $119 and $129 respectively. In comparison, the Windows RT Surface tablet starts at $499, but it won't run any legacy apps and it comes with a display of lower resolution. On the other hand, you'll get twice the battery life with a Surface RT. After all, its Tegra 3 chip sucks a lot less power than the beefy Intel Core processor installed in the Surface Pro. 

So there you have it! The Microsoft Surface Pro is on its way, so if that's the tablet you've been expecting, there's not much waiting time left. Who's getting one? Let us know down in the comments!

source: Panos Panay (Twitter) via Electronista

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posted on 16 Jan 2013, 07:07

1. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Might as well buy HP ENVY X2 for similar price if not less.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 07:43 4

2. GhettoSquid (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Not really. The Surface Pro uses a low voltage Core i3/i5 CPU and also has 1080p screen. The Acer W700 or this will give you a much bigger bang for your bucks than the Atom equipped Envy x2.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 10:46

4. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Ok Acer W700 then :)

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 08:00 3

3. papss (unregistered)


I've been waiting for this to drop.. I'm most certainly picking up the 128 GB version.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 10:57

5. Veigald (Posts: 238; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


My wife got the Surface RT, and while it is a great leap forward compared to her old iPad, the Surface Pro is the real iPad killer.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 11:49

6. xtplnet (Posts: 39; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Microsoft please make some laptops also like Lenovo Yoga and super quality like Macbook Pro (13 inch Intel i5 / i7 3rd genration , 8GB ram , 500+ HDD , 2 gb Graphics and ya don't forget touchsceen 1080 P) !! that will be the hell of combination !! I promise I won't by next ipad !! :-)

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 12:52

7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1901; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Tempting... This or the W700 :-)

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 14:23

8. moose235 (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


been waiting LONG ENOUGH! I want my SURFACE PRO! still living in the XP world..
HP laptop has got to go!!!! Microsoft WILL clean up, just as soon as they get the PARTY STARTED!!! APPLE has been in the spotlite LONG ENOUGH!!!
LET'S GO, GET ON THE BANDWAGON WITH WINDOWS 8!!!!

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