Microsoft announced that its Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet will hit North American retail stores on February 9, 2013, with prices starting at $899 for the 64GB model.
Powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, Surface Windows 8 Pro provides the power and performance of a laptop in a tablet package. Perfect as your one device - at home, in the office, or on the road — it can run Windows 8 applications, as well as current Windows 7 desktop applications. Starting at an estimated retail price of US$899, Surface Windows 8 Pro will be available in 64 GB and 128 GB models. A Surface pen with Palm Block technology, designed specifically to work with Surface to let customers edit, collaborate and get things done, is included with Surface Windows 8 Pro.
On top of the new Surface Pro, Microsoft also announced that its Surface Windows RT tablet will start selling in 13 European countries from February 14, 2013. This includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.