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Microsoft Surface Pro available from 9th February (Video)

Finally, Microsoft announces the availability of the Microsoft Surface Pro. It will be available from the 9th of February 2013 starting from US$899. I am not sure which market will be able to get hold of this device.

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For the uninitiated, the biggest difference between Surface RT and Surface Pro is that Surface Pro is running on a full Windows 8 Pro version while the former is running on Windows RT. With Windows 8 Pro, the Surface Pro is able to run legacy software that is on Windows 7. This is really what sets apart other tablets like iPad or Android tablets.

Check out the video.

And here is the specifications.

OS Runs current Windows 7 desktop applications and integrates with your existing enterprise management infrastructure. Use the programs and the apps available in the Windows Store.
Exterior 10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53in
2lbs
VaporMg casing
Dark Titanium color
Volume and Power buttons
Storage 64GB*, 128GB
*System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage.
1 GB = 1 billion bytes. See Surface.com/storage for more details.
Display 10.6″ ClearType Full HD Display
1920×1080 pixels
16:9 (widescreen)
10-point multi-touch
Pen Input Pen input and pen (included with purchase)
CPU 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 Processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000
4GB RAM—Dual Channel Memory
Wireless Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology
Battery 42 W-h
Cameras and A/V Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing with TruColor
Microphone,
Stereo speakers
Ports Full-size USB 3.0
microSDXC card slot
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
Cover port
Sensors Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Compass
Power Supply 48W power supply (including 5W USB for accessory charging)
Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty
Apps (included) Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games.

 
I hope that if Microsoft is thinking to build a 2nd gen for this product, please include cellular support (preferably with LTE) and a better rear camera. Super disappointed that it does not even come with any SIM card slot (but plus point is the extra USB port on the charger which was not mentioned before). And if they want the sales to increase, they should open up to more markets.

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