Microsoft launched the Surface RT tablet in October last year, which didn’t see much success. Today, they’ve announced the availability of the Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet, which should see better sales.
The Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet is a true productivity device, as it runs the full blown Windows 8 Pro operating system. It’s basically a regular Windows PC packed into a tablet device, which makes it much better than the Surface RT. Expect to see the Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet in retail stores, Staples, Best Buy and Microsoft online stores on February 9th, 2013. The Surface Windows 8 Pro will be only available in the U.S. and Canada for now.
We’ve already known the pricing for the Surface Pro for quite some time now. There are two versions, a 64GB Surface Pro and a 128GB version, available for $899 and $999 respectively. The Touch Cover isn’t included, but you will get a Surface Pen that makes drawing and working easier on the tablet. Check out the introductory video for the Surface Pro tablet below:
Additionally, the Surface RT will be launched in 13 international markets and a 64GB version without a Touch Cover will be available for $599. Panos Panay, the General Manager of Microsoft Surface Division stated:
“The response to Surface has been exciting to see. We’re thrilled to continue growing the Surface family with the availability of Surface Windows 8 Pro on Feb. 9 and by increasing the number of places customers can experience Surface firsthand.”
So, folks, if you’ve been waiting eagerly for the Surface Pro tablet, your wait is almost over. If you’re living in the U.S. or Canada, you can get yours on February 9th, which isn’t that far away. Also, new limited edition Touch Covers in Red, Magenta and Cyan will be available for $129.99 and the Wedge Touch Mouse, Surface Edition for $65.95. You’re probably going to need the Touch or Type Cover, so that’s something you’d have to spend extra money on. Who’s buying the Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet?