Microsoft Surface Pro to launch in U.S. and Canada on February 9th starting at $899
posted by Alan F. / Jan 22, 2013, 4:05 PM
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 $119 for the soft Touch Cover that has the flat QWERTY keyboard and doubles as a protective cover, or for the same price you can obtain the Type Cover which has raised keys and acts more like the typical QWERTY that you might find on a desktop computer. This cover also protects your Microsoft Surface Pro tablet from harm and quickly attaches to your Surface Tablet.
The Microsoft Surface Pro will be available from Microsoftstore.com,, Best Buy, Staples and all of the retail outlets belonging to Microsoft. At the same time, Mr. Softy (as the company is known on Wall Street because of its ticker symbol-MSFT) has expanded the availability of the Microsoft Surface RT to other countries such as Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and others.
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This is an awesome device, but MS should lower the price
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 4:25 PM 10
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No a bit surprise on its pricing. Microsoft's bill gate stand on stage with a windows xp tablet edition in the year 2001. Acer was the first to manufacturer the windows xp tablet and request M$ 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.
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 5:58 PM 0
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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
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 7:17 PM 2
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In my opinion, at the moment it is the best tablet!
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 4:36 PM 9
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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..
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 5:39 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 4:55 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 5:09 PM 4
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Might as well buy a laptop for that price
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 5:01 PM 2
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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.
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 5:31 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 7:09 PM 0
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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.)
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 10:45 PM 0
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