Msg#: 4538419 posted 7:42 pm on Jan 22, 2013 (gmt 0)
Microsoft Corp. today announced that its Surface family of PCs is growing. Its newest model — Surface Windows 8 Pro — will be available for purchase on Feb. 9, 2013, in the United States and Canada at all Microsoft retail stores, microsoftstore.com, Staples and Best Buy in the U.S., as well as from a number of locations in Canada.
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 64GB and 128GB 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.
Msg#: 4538419 posted 12:51 am on Jan 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
This was expected, but those are Ultrabook prices when you include the keyboard. It's a bit more than I would feel comfortable paying for a first generation product. I'm still intrigued by the design and form factor.
Msg#: 4538419 posted 4:09 pm on Jan 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
Pen based ... mistake. Pricing .... mistake. windows 8 ... mistake. 64 Gbyte ... huge mistake - windows, office will eat more than half before you get to use it. 128 Gbyte ... mistake. Core i5 CPU ... let's ask about battery life ... bound to be yet another one of those, and if battery is ok, then let's ask about size and weight of this "tablet"
Get an iPad (cheaper) or an Macbook Air (better), you'll be much happier than with this failure up front.