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Microsoft Surface Pro coming Jan 2013, starting at $899

Microsoft Surface Pro coming Jan 2013, starting at $899

Thu 29 Nov 2012 10:06pm GMT / 5:06pm EST / 2:06pm PST
Hardware

The next Surface has been dated and priced

Microsoft has announced pricing and a release window for its second tablet, Surface with Windows 8 Pro. In a post on the Official Microsoft Blog, Microsoft Surface general manager Panos Panay revealed that the Surface Pro will be available in January 2013.

Unlike its little brother, the Nvidia Tegra 3-powered Surface RT, the Surface Pro runs a full installation of Windows 8. The tablet will start at $899 for the 64GB unit with a second 128GB version for $999. Neither option will come with the Touch or Type Cover Microsoft has been showing off.

Internally, both Surface Pro units will feature Intel's next-gen Core i5 processor and a 10.6-inch 16:9 ClearType display at 1920x1080 resolution. A full-size USB 3.0 port and mini DisplayPort are among the I/O options for the tablet. Finally, Microsoft is touting the bundled Surface Pen for pen input, with Palm Block technology to shut out touch control when the pen is in use.

7 Comments

Paul Johnson Managing Director / Lead code monkey, Rubicon Development

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Gonne pretend I'm Peter Molyneux and just plug my product, disguising it as news.

The Windows RT tablets future looks certain now that epicly successful Rubicon Development, Ltd. have released Great Big War Game on to it. Get both the game and tablet before the former makes the latter sell out forever....

Posted:A year ago

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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.

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Well played, Paul.


I'm still on the fence whether this tablet/laptop hybrid has much of a market. It's too expensive as a tablet but not fully featured enough as a laptop.

Posted:A year ago

#2

Paul Johnson Managing Director / Lead code monkey, Rubicon Development

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I dont think it has either tbh. We did it mainly because its slap bang in the middle between where our engine was and where it has to go for the Windows 8 phone which might indeed have some mileage.

It would be nice to be wrong though. :)

Posted:A year ago

#3
Does anyone want an under powered windows 8 tablet with virtually no space and no keyboard for 1000? Just get a decent laptop running 7?

Confused... but not surprised.

Posted:A year ago

#4

Paul Johnson Managing Director / Lead code monkey, Rubicon Development

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12 sales on launch saturday. Only 5,000% worse than Android. Draw your own conclusions... :s

Posted:A year ago

#5

Kevin Strange Developer Relations Account Manager, AMD

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I imagine in 2013 there will be many other Windows 8 Pro OEM Tablets and touch screen Hybrid laptops that will be cheaper and have way cooler DirectX11 hardware features that would make the experience of these Windows 8 Pro devices very appealing to Mid Core gamers :-) (as well as game developers)

Posted:A year ago

#6

Paul Johnson Managing Director / Lead code monkey, Rubicon Development

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Well, our game that IGN gave 95% to has now notched up 30 quid of sales in almost a week on Windows RT. That'll be us stripping the code back out of our engine to tidy it up then..

Posted:A year ago

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