Surface with Windows 8 Pro – Pricing revealed

Over in the US pricing for the Surface with Windows 8 Pro has been announced. The 64GB version will be available for $899 and the 128GB version will sell for $999. It’ll be available in January, although when we checked the UK site is a little more…. errmmm.. vague.

A Microsoft blog post states that….

Surface with Windows 8 Pro uses the same familiar elegant design principles as Surface with Windows RT including the Dark Titanium VaporMg casing, dual 2×2 MIMO antennas designed specifically for Surface and of course the kickstand.

However, it also has some differences.

On the inside, Surface with Windows 8 Pro will come with Intel’s next generation Core i5 processor. This chip will give Surface with Windows 8 Pro a graphics boost for its 10.6” 16:9 ClearType display that runs at a 1920×1080 full HD resolution. Surface with Windows 8 Pro also includes a full-size USB 3.0 port. Its Mini DisplayPort can drive an external display up to 2560X1440 resolution. And, as I mentioned above, Surface with Windows 8 Pro will support Pen input.

Your Windows 7 desktop apps will still work on this and you can head over to the Surface website to get a bit more information. The $899 price-tag works out at £560.42 but heck, you know it’ll just be a 1-to-1 conversion when it becomes available over here. We’re also hearing that the Surface Pro will have roughly half the battery life of Surface RT kit.

Links – Microsoft blog postZDNet