Last week we told you about 11 of the coolest tablets to watch for in 2013. Making that list was Microsoft’s Surface Pro, which today received an official release date of February 9th. Oddly enough that’s a Saturday, but who’s to say what day makes the most sense for a product launch? Except for Apple, which has largely stuck to Friday and with great success.
The Microsoft Surface Pro will start at $899, which will net you 64GB of storage. Drop an extra C-note and you’ll score 128GB of storage. Both models will ship with the company’s pressure-sensitive pen, though if you want the keyboard cover, Touch or Type, you’ll need to throw down an extra $120 or $130 respectively. Microsoft also plans to launch a standalone version of the Surface RT that is said to cost $599, but won’t include a cover. Lastly, MS will debut a set of limited edition Touch Covers with special designs, and a new Wedge Touch Mouse, which is effectively the same thing as the original Wedge Touch Mouse, but with a different facade. These will run $130 and $70, respectively.