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Microsoft says it will launch the Surface Pro within weeks

UK pricing remains a mystery
Wed Jan 16 2013, 10:49

SOFTWARE HOUSE Microsoft has inadvertently revealed that it will launch its Surface Pro tablet within weeks.

This confirmation comes via Twitter, with Panos Panay, general manager of Microsoft's Surface products revealing the news.

He said, "On my way to the factory to check out #Surface Pro coming off the line...arriving in the coming weeks."

Of course, it's unclear whether this refers to both a US and UK release, but Microsoft had previously promised that it would launch the Surface Pro approximately 90 days after the release of the original Surface RT tablet, which it launched on 26 October.

We've been in touch with Microsoft for further information on the tablet's UK release, but it has not yet responded to our request for comment. It has yet to announce UK pricing, although we know that the 64GB and 128GB models will be priced at $899 and $999, respectively, in the US.

So, what exactly will you get for your money? The Microsoft Surface Pro features a 10.6in 1920x1080 resolution display, an Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM - higher specifications than the Surface RT tablet. It also features Microsoft's Windows 8 Professional operating system, pen input support, two HD cameras and a detachable keyboard. µ


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