Pricing has been confirmed on Microsoft’s Surface tablet that was first announced back in June. It will start at $899 for the 64GB model, while the 128GB model will be $999. These are both being considered their “standalone” model, which means a Surface pen/stylus will come with it but you’ll have to dish out more cash for a Touch or Type Cover (each over $100). Both will be available in January, but there’s no news on the exact date or when pre-orders will start.
The device looks like the Surface RT, and has the same VaporMg” casing and built-in kickstand, and it also boasts a 10.6-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. But the main difference is that this screen provides 1920 x 1080 resolution as opposed to the 1366 x 768 found on the RT model. The new models also feature a third-gen Core i5 processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000 (no more specifics on that just yet), 4GB of RAM, a Mini DisplayPort that can output a 2560 x 1440 resolution, a full-size USB 3.0 port and Windows 8. The Surface Pro will also come with a 42 W-h battery, and Microsoft sent out a tweet explaining that it will “have approximately half the battery life of Surface with Windows RT.”
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