Microsoft Surface Pro to release by the end of January
The sales representatives at all the Microsoft Stores expect the Surface Pro to arrive by late January. The timing fits exactly well with the pretty explicit statements Microsoft itself had made last year in its announcement. One store when called to inquire was very specific and said it expects the new tablet on January 26.
It makes complete sense for the fact that when Microsoft announced Surface last year it said the following: “Surface for Windows RT will release with the general availability of Windows 8, and the Windows 8 Pro model will be available about 90 days later.” Windows 8 was made available on October 26 and about 90 days later would come to be around January 26. This all depends of course on whether Microsoft is sticking to its original schedule and there’s another rumour floating around that it would be released on January 29.
At the end of November Microsoft had said that the Surface Pro would come in two variants: A 64GB model priced at $899 and a 128GB model priced at $999.
The Surface Pro packs an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, a 16:9 ClearType display sporting a 1,920×1,080 resolution and other features like a Mini DisplayPort which can drive an external display up to 2560X1440 resolution. And of course, the OS of choice would be Windows 8 Pro.
Salman Ravoof is a freelance writer, a mechanical engineer and an avid science and technology enthusiast. He likes creativity and is a great fan of fantasy and sci-fi genre. When not busy, he revels in experimenting and spends most of his time pondering about the existence of reality.
4 January, 2013