Earlier in the year we brought you the news that Microsoft’s Surface Pro pricing would run in the $999 range. Now, Microsoft has confirmed the pricing in a post by Surface GM Panos Panay.
The Surface Pro models will come in two flavors, with a 64GB model running $899 and a 128GB model running $999. Both Surface Pro models will include a Surface Pen and the ability to use a touch Cover or Type Cover, though those are sold separately.
The Pro versions of the Surface feature some differences from the already released Surface RT models:
- Intel Core i5 processor.
- 10.6” 16:9 ClearType display that runs at a 1920×1080 full HD resolution.
- A full-size USB 3.0 port.
- Mini DisplayPort that can drive an external display up to 2560X1440 resolution.
- Pen input with Palm Block technology.
The Surface Pro models are slightly heavier than the Surface with Windows RT, they also feature 4GB of RAM vs 2GB. The display is higher resolution as well, clocking in at 1920×1080 with a 10-point multi-touch-capable sensor vs the RT’s 1366×768 screen with 5-point multi-touch.
The processor difference is obviously the biggest change. An i5 Intel
processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000 vs. the RT’s Nvidia
Tegra 3 chip.
Here is the full spec comparison: