Microsoft announced availability and pricing for the Surface Pro tablet. It will be launched in January 2013 and will be sold in two versions: 64 GB at $899 and 128 GB at $999. The price does not include the keyboard.
After it managed to spark the interest of technology enthusiasts with Surface RT, the manufacturer headquartered in Redmond, Virginia is preparing a new tablet which comes equipped with Intel Core i5 and Windows 8 Pro.
The Pro version of the tablet has a more powerful processor, more storage space and Full HD screen with 10 points of touch. Although it has a bigger battery, Surface Pro will have a range of up to 5 hours, half the autonomy of the tablet Surface RT.
The Pro version has a configuration that needs more energy and it surpasses the performance of the Tegra 3 platform. Windows 8 Pro allows installing and running all applications compatible with x86 processors, which can transform the tablet into a small laptop.
|Surface with Windows RT||Surface with Windows 8 Pro|
|Software||Microsoft Offie Home & Student 2013||Current Windows 7 desktop applications|
|RT Preview||and integrates with the existing enterprise|
|Exterior||10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 in.||10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 in.|
|1.5 lbs||less than 2 lbs|
|VaporMg casing||VaporMg casing|
|Darl Titanium color||Darl Titanium color|
|Volume and power buttons||Volume and power buttons|
|Storage||32 GB*, 64 GB||64 GB, 128 GB|
|* system software uses significant storage|
|space. Available storage is subject to change|
|based on system software updates and apps usage|
|Memory||2 GB RAM||4 GB RAM|
|Display||10.6 ” ClearType HD Display||10.6″ ClearType Full HD Display|
|1366 x 768 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|5-point multi-touch||10-point multi-touch|
|Pen input||Capacitive pens available for purchase||Pen input and included|
|CPU||Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3||3rd Gen. Intel Core I5 processor with Intel HD|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)||Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)|
|Battery||31.5 W-h||42 W-h|
|Cameras||Two 720p HD cameras, front and rear facing||Two 720p HD cameras, front and rear facing|