New Surface Pro pricing details could leave a hole in your wallet [Rumor]

Microsoft has been pretty quiet about the Surface Pro release date and price, as it’s giving the Surface RT a go at this holiday season before releasing the Pro “sometime next year”. For those of you waiting for the Surface Pro to run legacy Windows apps, Notebook.de is  taking pre-orders on the devices starting at $920 for the 64GB version. A bigger, 128GB version is available and is priced at $1026. Keep in mind this is just a German retailer offering pre-order pricing so these might not be the final prices, but they’re the best guess we have at them until Microsoft opens up next year.

[via BusinessInsider]


  • http://www.gamesobscura.com/ themizarkshow

    Holy crap that’s higher than I’d want a tablet to be. At that point, why not get a really good laptop? Hell, they’ll be competing with the Macbook Air with those prices. Not a great range to be in for this kind of laptop-replacement product.

  • Robert Marino

    That’s exactly who they’re looking to compete with though… The power of an ultrabook in a tablet form with a connectable keyboard cover to make it a full laptop. Best of both worlds. And while I was hoping it would be cheaper, this is the price range I think most people expected.

  • http://www.gamesobscura.com/ themizarkshow

    I get that, but at least in my head, seeing a tablet that costs more than the most expensive iPad will always be a non-purchase for most consumers. They have the best app ecosystem aimed directly at tablets and of course amazing build quality… so even though this is more of an equal with the Air, because of the form factor I think it will get compared to the cheaper iPad and overlooked by most potential buyers.

    And that has been the case with Apple products for years; Microsoft knows that from trying to crack the pmp market with the Zune, and that didn’t end like it should have. I’m just hoping this isn’t history getting ready to be repeated.

  • http://winsource.com/ Joe Fedewa

    The pricing makes sense for what it is, but it is still going to turn people off.

  • http://twitter.com/outlaw_d Big D

    Agreed. The average user will be greatly turned off by this price. But it’s not an official price, keep in mind.

  • CX1

    Average user will be more than happy with RT. As intended.

  • CX1

    Comparing a Surface Pro to any iPad is ridiculous.

  • Edgar Cervantes

    Well, remember that prices are usually higher in Europe. Even if these prices are right, they will definitely be lower in the US. We will just have to wait and see. I mean these are fully capable Windows computers… so it is definitely worth it.

  • Edgar Cervantes

    Well, remember that prices are usually higher in Europe. Even if these prices are right, they will definitely be lower in the US. We will just have to wait and see. I mean these are fully capable Windows computers… so it is definitely worth it.

  • Edgar Cervantes

    But Surface Pro tablets are full computers. Just as capable as any laptop you can buy, and with pretty good specs. You can run all computer programs on it. You can’t run Photoshop, Adobe Premier, and many other computer programs in an iPad (or any other tablet OS, for that matter).

    This is NOT just a tablet.

  • Edgar Cervantes

    But Surface Pro tablets are full computers. Just as capable as any laptop you can buy, and with pretty good specs. You can run all computer programs on it. You can’t run Photoshop, Adobe Premier, and many other computer programs in an iPad (or any other tablet OS, for that matter).

    This is NOT just a tablet.

  • http://www.2girls1game.com Sarah

    I love the look of the Surface, but I just find the idea of a tablet with a separate keyboard to be a little superfluous. I’m sure plenty of people will get use out of it, but I’m having a hard time seeing the uses in my own life. Still, they look gorgeous and I have no doubt they’ll do well.

  • Evertith

    Agreed. Ultrabook+iPad = $1500, plus you have to carry two devices. This is all in one, sleek, well designed, with decent specs. It’s a win for $900