Surface with Windows 8 Pro pricing revealed

Microsoft has said the Intel version of its tablet will arrive in January from $899

29 Nov 2012

Microsoft has revealed that the x86 version of its Surface tablet will arrive in January, with prices starting at $899.

Surface with Windows 8 Pro runs a full version of the OS on an Intel Core i5 processor - compared to Surface with Windows RT, the ARM version that's already available for £399 in the UK ($499 in the US).

The 64GB version of the Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be priced at $899, while the 128GB version will cost $999. UK prices weren't immediately available.

Neither of the Windows 8 Pro models are bundled with a keyboard cover, which adds at least £99 to the price in the UK. However, both include a stylus.

The stylus is a key feature, according to Panos Panay, general manager of Microsoft Surface, and features "expanded capacitive and digitising technology we’re calling Palm Block that will prevent your handwriting from getting interrupted if you accidentally place your palm on the screen as you write".

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