Microsoft reveals pricing details on the Surface Pro

The Surface RT has been available a little over a month now and with reports that it isn’t doing so well in the consumer markets, it makes sense that Microsoft would announce the Surface Pro in an attempt to put the Surface RT to its grave. Today Microsoft announced pricing for two different models of the Surface Pro that will become available in January. These models are:

  • 64GB┬ástandalone version at $899
  • 128GB┬ástandalone version at $999

Both versions will ship with the Surface pen that is shown in the above image. Of note are the specs for the Surface Pro, which include:

  • Core i5 processor
  • 10.6″ 16:9 ClearType display capable of 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Full-sized USB 3.0 port
  • Mini DisplayPort capable of 2560×1440 external resolution
  • Capable of running both Metro and desktop applications

Now that the Surface Pro has been announced, what do you think of the pricing and the specs?


  • josh

    too expensive ;(

  • CX1

    For the price they should include at least the touch cover. Also still absent is battery life infos

  • I agree, a touch cover should be included instead of an addon.

  • For what it does, I don’t wanna say it’s too expensive, because this, and not the RT model, is meant as a true “laptop replacement” device… but without the touch cover or type cover, it really isn’t replacing a laptop for anybody. And with those cover prices added on, we’re really looking at a $1000+ tablet, whichever model you go with.

    When you can get a decent laptop for half that price, I kinda question who would really want to spend the extra cash for this particular device. It’s nice looking, and I’m sure it will run smoothly, but it’s a steep entry fee for sure.

  • I’m sorry to say that the pricing is extremely dissapointing. If it was an Apple product at the same price, they would still be able to sell an $1000 tablet to their fanatics, but Miicrosoft hasn’t yet earned this image in the tech world, resulting in a tablet that’s simply overpriced. I say this because it really is just a tablet, recognizable because of its small 64gb storage. If Microsoft released the same Surface, but called it an Ultrabook, it would certainly change minds about it being overpriced.

  • Edgar Cervantes

    I keep hearing people saying it’s pricey, but I honestly don’t think it is. I mean it is as expensive as other ultra books are. In essence, that is pretty much what the Surface Pro is: an ultrabook in the shape of a tablet. I think I might be getting one to replace my tablet/laptop. I could just plug a keyboard, mouse and monitor to it when I am home.

  • What’s this about plugging stuff in? This is wireless country. :)

  • Edgar Cervantes

    LOL. Well is there an efficient way to wirelessly display the image in a larger, external monitor?

  • Edgar Cervantes

    I mean if this thing is going to replace my computer, I don’t want to be stuck with a small screen all the time.

  • Robert Marino

    Battery life is reported to be half of the RT Surface. I would have hoped for a bit more…