Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro tablet: Full power PC, but tablet design
Microsoft has detailed two new own-built tablets at an event in Los Angeles - the Microsoft Surface Tablet and the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet with the later being a fully fledged Intel-powered PC that will run Windows 8 and all the apps that come with it.
The Microsoft Surface Pro tablet will weigh 903 grams, be 13.5mm thick and come with a 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD display. It will also sport much beefier tech specs over the consumer model, including being powered by an Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge) processor. Other upgraded specs include a microSDXC card instead of a microSD card, USB 3.0 over USB 2.0, and a Mini Display port as well.
Other features include pen support, allowing you to use a dedicated pen on the screen for making notes, and larger storage capacity of 64GB or 128GB compared to the consumer model, which will come only in 32GB and 64GB models.
It will however sport the same design, come in the same VaporMg magnesium case with kickstand and let you use the Microsoft Type Cover that doubles as a keyboard and trackpad.
The Microsoft Surface Pro is expected three months after the launch of Windows 8, which is expected to be in October, giving us a January launch window. Microsoft says pricing will be decided nearer the launch date.