Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro: price, specifications and release date

After the launch and availability to the public a few weeks ago for Microsoft Surface tablets "hybrid" RT running Windows, Microsoft announced yesterday the details of the other part of its new range of tablets: the area with Windows 8 Pro.

While Surface RT running on an ARM processor, which limits its use particularly in terms of compatibility with most software "classic" Windows 8 Surface Pro is powered by a Intel Core i5 processor, which allows it provide a true Windows users, without particular limitation for compatible software.

Surface Windows 8 Pro is available in two versions, 64GB and 128GB $ 899 to $ 999. Both tablets will be equipped with a folding and removable keyboard, such as those we already know about the RT area. The screen is like ClearType with a full HD resolution of 1920 × 1080, and the unit has a USB 3.0 port. It is possible to connect to an external monitor of 2560 × 1440 with integrated port MiniDisplay.

The return of the revenge of the son of the stylus

Finally, another feature that does not exist on the surface RT, Surface Pro can be used with a stylus for taking notes freehand. I tested this feature during the first presentation of Windows 8 tablets to Los Angeles last year and I was seduced by this system works so amazingly effective and greater fluidity, while it was Yet a prototype test.

Of course, this feature is not without some drawbacks: the Surface "Pro" is heavy (1 kg instead of 680 g), more expensive, and has a range of two times smaller than the Windows Surface RT, according the very words of Microsoft.

Microsoft Surface tablets with Windows 8 Pro will be available in France. Prices for the French market are not yet disclosed when I write this, and I am not going to do a conversion from risky dollar price when you know the very personal exchange rates What the major computer manufacturers ...

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