Microsoft Surface Pro Details Are Out!

Microsoft has finally released the details about the Surface Pro.


The 64 gig version is $899. The 128 gig version is $999. Not sure if this includes the keyboard that is a pain in the butt (well the fingers.)  Doesn’t matter, you will need to add the Hard Type keyboard for another $139.

To refresh your memory, the RT costs $499 for 32 gigs, no keyboard. $599 for 32 gigs with the touch keyboard. $699 for 64 gigs with the touch keyboard.

Pretty pricey increase.


On the other hand, you do get some nice tech for the price:

  • 1920 x 1080 resolution on the screen
  • third-gen Core i5 processor
  • 4 gigs of Ram
  • Mini Display Port capable of an output to 2560 x 1440
  • USB 3.0 port
  • Ability to run traditional desktop apps
  • Pen input (includes pen)


  • Slightly over half an inch
  • Weighs 2 lbs


Here’s a negative. Half the battery life of the RT. About 4.5 hours.  Not so good.


Seems we are looking at January. When, not sure.


This is about the price I expected for this piece of technology. People will compare the pricing to the iPad, but I am not sure that is an apt comparison. The Surface is not an iPad, it is a more powerful device with a different purpose, as I have explained before.

Will people buy it? Sure. Will enough people buy it?  Hard to say.  Will I buy it?  Not sure yet. I could get a pretty decent laptop for this price, but then I would still need to get a tablet. I will give it some thought.

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It is interesting to see the titles various folks use for their reviews. Most of them are not neutral.

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