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Microsoft announces pricing for Surface Pro tablet: $899 and $999

November 29, 2012|By Andrea Chang
  • Microsoft's Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be available in January, with prices starting at $899.
Microsoft's Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be available in January,… (Microsoft )

Microsoft has announced the pricing for its Surface tablet with Windows 8 Pro.

The tablet, which will be available in January, will cost $899 for a 64GB version and $999 for a 128GB version, the company said in a blog post Thursday.

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Surface with Windows 8 Pro, known as Surface Pro, looks the same as Surface with Windows RT, which is already on the market. Both include a dark titanium VaporMG casing, dual 2x2 MIMO antennas and a kickstand.

But the Surface Pro will come with Intel's next-generation Core i5 processor, which will give the tablet a graphics boost for its 10.6-inch 16:9 ClearType display that runs at a 1920x1080, full-HD resolution. Surface Pro also includes a full-size USB 3.0 port, includes a Surface pen with Palm Block technology and will run current Windows 7 desktop applications.

"It's a full PC AND a tablet," said Panos Panay, general manager of Microsoft Surface, in the blog post.

The device weighs less than 2 pounds and is less than 14 millimeters thick.

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