Surface Pro beefs-up for Japan launch with 256GB edition

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro is an incredibly versatile tablet, and its fantastic software support really blurs the line between what we expect from both tablets and laptops. With options for 64GB and 128GB models, it’s also one of the tablets with the most native storage available. Then again, the OS and pre-installed software takes up a pretty decent chunk of that space. Sure, there’s microSDXC expansion, but if you’ve been dreaming about a Surface Pro with even more internal storage you might want to book a ticket for the land of the rising sun, as Microsoft has just confirmed a 256GB version for Japan.

Japan gets the Surface Pro on June 7, and it’s doing away with the 64GB edition altogether – it’s just going to be 128GB or 256GB over there. The 128GB price is in line with what you’d pay in the West, and the new 256GB model will sell for what works out to about $1170.

That’s not all that’s special for the Surface Pro Japanese launch – these tablets will also come with Office 2013 Home & Business installed and shoppers will get access to some exclusive new Touch Cover accessories. Not too shabby.

For now, there’s no word on where else a 256GB Surface Pro might become available.

Source: Microsoft (Google Translate)
Via: WMPoweruser

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