Some recent rumors have suggested that Microsoft might be thinking about speeding-up the release of the Windows 8 Pro version of its Surface tablet, in an effort to generate some consumer interest following a less-than-glowing reception for the Surface RT model. Well, according to Microsoft, those rumors of a December release are off, and we’re still looking at a January launch, instead. While the company hasn’t revealed a specific date just yet, it had some other Surface Pro details to share, finally disclosing pricing info.

Microsoft sells the Surface RT 32GB model for about $500, and while the 64GB version is only available with a Touch Cover for nearly $700, we can assume it would be about $600 alone. For the Windows 8 Pro Surface models, neither of which will come with a Touch nor Type Cover by default, the 64GB version will sell for about $900, while the 128GB comes in a hair under $1000.

While certainly expensive, those prices are in line with what Microsoft told us to expect, comparable to ultrabook laptops.

For the moment, Microsoft’s not accepting pre-orders for the Windows 8 Pro Surface models, but we should see that change as we get closer to January.

Source: Microsoft
Via: PC World

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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