Microsoft Surface Pro to launch in U.S. and Canada on February 9th starting at $899

Microsoft Surface Pro to launch in U.S. and Canada on February 9th starting at $899
Finally, the word from Redmond is out and we have a launch date and pricing for the Microsoft Surface Pro. This is the tablet that runs on the Intel Core i5 processor instead of an ARM enabled processor like the Microsoft Surface RT.  Windows 8 is installed on the Microsoft Surface Pro making the device more like a laptop than a tablet although the Surface Pro does take its design cues straight from the Microsoft Surface RT.

Having said all that, the Microsoft Surface Pro will launch in the U.S and Canada on February 9th and pricing starts at $899 for a 64GB model that comes with a Surface pen. The pen includes technology that prevents an accidental palm touch from registering as an input on the screen. You can toss in another $119 for the soft Touch Cover that has the flat QWERTY keyboard and doubles as a protective cover, or for the same price you can obtain the Type Cover which has raised keys and acts more like the typical QWERTY that you might find on a desktop computer. This cover also protects your Microsoft Surface Pro tablet from harm and quickly attaches to your Surface Tablet.

The Microsoft Surface Pro will be available from Microsoftstore.com,, Best Buy, Staples and all of the retail outlets belonging to Microsoft. At the same time, Mr. Softy (as the company is known on Wall Street because of its ticker symbol-MSFT) has expanded the availability of the Microsoft Surface RT to other countries such as Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and others.

source: Forbes                                           

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Surface Pro
  • Display 10.6" 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor Intel Core i5, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB

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28 Comments

1. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

This is an awesome device, but MS should lower the price

6. devildlm1

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

I agree. For that price, they should at least throw in the cover!

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

No a bit surprise on its pricing. Microsoft's bill gate stand on stage with a windows xp tablet edition in the year 2001. Acer was the first to manufacturer the windows xp tablet and request M$ to lower the licensing fee. $200US per copy is too much. M$ refuse of course. That's why i surprise there are microsoft fanboy around. I not a fanboy because i paid a lot for their product and services.

22. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

Agreed for that price you could just get a touchscreen windows 8 laptop

23. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Why? It is a full fledged tablet PC with an i5 processor onboard. The Surface is a lot more useful than the ipad or any android tablet currently on the market, so I think the price justified

29. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

surface price seems hig but reasonable maybe but for keyboard covers its way too much over priced 100$+ for keyboard cover its extortionate when it costs them 10$

27. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I would purchase LG tab book. In US$, it is about 800 - 900.

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In my opinion, at the moment it is the best tablet!

11. carlosechev07

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

It's more laptop than tablet.. I think it will suffer the same way laptops right now.. slower sales and canibalized for pure tablets form factors..

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Dilemma, laptops are turning into tablets or tablets are turning into laptops?! :D

3. motty

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

I tried sony vaio dou 11. Its too heavy to be in a tablet form.. But this surface pro looks great, in tablet or laptop form

4. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

My god this way too much. You can get a netbook or thin laptop for better price and specs for that price. First Apple now this so called company. NOT every one is bloody rich for f**k sakes. plain and simple. People in MS need to lower that price otherwise it will not go anywhere and you will waste your time and money. What has this world goes into these days. I would rather get a nexus 10 or 7 and be better off.

8. GhettoSquid

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

You can certainly get a cheaper or more powerful notebooks than this, but as far as a two pound, 10" tablet with a low voltage Core i3/i5 processor goes, this is one of the cheaper ones. The immediate competitors for this category is the Samsung Series 7 for $1200 and the Acer W700 for the low side at $800. Given what the Surface Pro has or doesn't have, it's priced correctly. The Nexus 7 and 10 are great devices, but in terms of capabilities and processing power, the Surface Pro would tear them a new one.

5. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Might as well buy a laptop for that price

7. duwiegeneral

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

inovation cost @ mick 25

9. pfroo40

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

OK, buy a decent i5 laptop for $600 and buy a good 10" tablet with 64GB for $700. $1300 for both, or $900 for a Surface Pro? Or, buy an ultrabook with equal specs and still pay $900+ just for that alone.

14. carlosechev07

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Surface Pro is a laptop with the keyboard, the real price is $1030.. I think is a lor expensive to be marketed as a tablet..

10. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

What a laptop has over this? This IS a laptop, when you pair a keyboard in

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

2 lbs is giving me a bit of heartburn. I would pay $1,500 if the weight came in at 1 lb and the rest of the specs remained unchanged.

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

OUCH on the price tag. I'd rather use that money to buy a ultrabook or a high end laptop

17. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

This also will be a moderate failure because of price :)

18. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Wow @ the price. Should include the cover/ keyboard to.

19. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

FIRE SALE ON SURFACE STUFF!! coming soon.

21. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I actually purchased a copy of Windows 8 Pro for my laptop the other day (so glad to ditch that pile of crap ubuntu). It does have a slight learning curve but I'm sure the software will improve over time as "desktop" mode slowly becomes less relevant.

25. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I'm having the opposite experience with windows8. At this point I'm thinking of picking up a copy of win7 & loading it up. The way its setup it hamstrings everything (for me at least). I went to play a video the other day. I wanted to stream it to my laptop and send it to my tv over the hdmi output. I could play the video in desktop mode, but they don't allow hdmi out for video in desktop mode. No problem, I'll switch to tile mode and do it that way, right? Nope, in tile mode it won't stream the video. So I go back to my old Vista laptop and try the same scenario that I first tried. Works fine. So to give users the same experience as if they had their phones, they've actually limited the functionality from previous iterations. I should've followed the old rule (every other release of windows is the one to get, ie win98, XP, win7, etc.)

26. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I'm sure Microsoft have plans to ditch the desktop completely, but the timing isn't right.

24. papss unregistered

I've been waiting for this...i didn't want the RT but this is a completely different beast. I'll be getting this on day one

28. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Flop. Flop. Flop. Flop. Flop. Flop. Flop. Flop. Flop. Flop. Flop. Flop.

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