For all those desperately waiting for Microsoft’s Surface tablet with Windows 8 Pro, Thursday saw the tech major giving us a few more details about this new wonder. According to a post on the Microsoft website, the Windows 8 Pro Surface tablet will start at $899 for the 64 GB model, while the 128 GB model has been priced at $999. Oh, and it will come out in January 2013.
It’s priced right in the range of the ultra-portable notebooks, which makes this device aimed more at consumers looking for a lighter replacement to their PCs and laptops. All Windows 7 apps can run on the new OS, making this upcoming Surface a far more functional option than the existing range of tablets.
The new Surface will be powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and will feature a USB 3.0 port, a Mini Display port, as well as a microSD card slot. And all this in a package that would be less than 0.5 inches thick and weigh less than 2 pounds!
Microsoft also unveiled some statistics about their Windows 8 sales. Ever since its release, within the very first month, the company has sold 40 million licenses. The rate at which its sales have been picking up is much faster than what Microsoft experienced with Windows 7.