Finally, a price for the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro. Based on the updated website on Surface.com, the Surface with Windows 8 Pro will start from USD899 for the 64GB.
And based on Microsoft blog, the 128GB version will be retailed at USD999 and both versions (64GB, 128GB) will be available from January 2013. Not a long wait. However, do note that as of now, it does not ship to Singapore.
Today, I want to share a bit more detail about the growing Surface family of products and Surface with Windows 8 Pro, specifically around pricing. In January, Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be available in two versions and pricing will start at $899:
- 64GB standalone version at $899
- 128GB standalone version at $999
Both versions will both include a Surface pen with Palm Block technology and include the ability to use a Touch Cover or Type Cover (sold separately).
So, that is a USD200 more for the 64GB as compared to Surface with Windows RT. The price difference will provide you a full laptop experience, a pen and pen input feature and a heavier and thicker tablet. It will NOT have Office 2013 in it. You will need to purchase it separately.
I am very interested to see how much storage is left with Windows 8 Pro. Previously, it was found out that with a 32GB Surface Tablet with Windows RT, the users are left with around 16GB of storage space. Now with Windows 8 Pro and without Office, I wonder how much we can get.