Before Microsoft's Surface Pro, "a solid hybrid between tablet and laptop" goes on sale Saturday Feb.08, 2013 at $899 know that if you are a longtime PC user interested in using Windows software on a tablet, despite of the Surface Pro being pricey, having a limited battery life the Surface tablet is a good pick.
Surface Pro is an improvement over Surface RT. The tablet has an Intel Core i5 processor. You can still use it as a PC once you attach a keyboard. Moreover, the tablet has a 10.6-inch screen and includes the Type Cover keyboard dock that doubles as a case. The tablet will come in models with 64GB and 128GB of storage.
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Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro is only available in the United States directly from Microsoft and via Best Buy and other Microsoft retail stores.
According to CRN, customers that are more commercial are interested with Surface Pro, a touch tablet with full windows functionality. Microsoft has certified nearly 2,000 unique Windows 8 devices since the operating system launched last October.
According to PC World, general manager for Microsoft Surface, Panos Panay wrote, "The power and speed of Intel's Core i5 processor, coupled with the detailed engineering design from our Pro team, really brings you the power and performance of a laptop PC, all in a tablet package," in an entry on Microsoft's new Surface blog.
Moreover, chief financial officer for Microsoft's Windows unit, Tami Reller told Bloomberg, that Microsoft will scale the storage space over time, but right now they are focused on designs that have been built do have commercial availability and commercial success.
Surface Pro is thick, heavy with palpable mass weighing 2 pounds and having high resolution on a 1920 by 1080 pixel screen. The coolest part of the Surface Pro is the excellent keyboard cover, which is thin and light, but manages to include real keys and a small touch pad.