Microsoft Surface Pro ready to roll out 9 February

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Software giant Microsoft has announced the release of the Intel-powered Surface Windows 8 Pro for 9 February, starting at US$899 for the 64-bit version. The beefier version of the Surface RT, launched in October 2012, will be capable of running older Windows apps and will be powered by an Intel Core i5 processor.

The Surface Pro will also be available in 128GB form, and both models will include a gaggle of accessories, with a Block technology Surface pen and the ability to run all Windows 7 software and the current Windows 8 apps. Additional accessories such as the Type Cover and Touch Cover will need to be purchased separately at a price of US$130 and US$120 respectively and are available in various colours ranging from red and magenta to cyan.

Display has been upped as well, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, instead of its little brother’s 1366 x 768, and will support a resolution of up to 2560 x 1440 when connected to an external monitor through the mini display port.

Microsoft will also double the amount of countries in which Surface Windows RT will be available, with Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland joining the current line-up of Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and the United States.




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