Microsoft has officially announced that the Surface Pro will be available on February 9. The tablet has one significant difference over most models available in the market: It’s an x86 device with Intel Core i5 processor. With the Windows 8 OS, users can run any Windows OS software developed for PCs, which offers better capability for many users.
The tablet will feature a pen and a technology that prevents the display to register accidental palm touches. The 64GB version of Surface Pro will be available for $899. The optional soft Touch Cover will cost users another $119. Being a Windows 8 device, the true potential of Surface Pro won’t be realized until users integrate it with a snap-on keyboard.
Despite the lackluster apps store, the current Surface RT can be considered as a good reference design for other Windows RT tablets and it offers one of the best displays in the market.