The Surface Pro will not be sold in the United States and Canada until February 9, but if you are planning to purchase the device and want some hands-on experience, some retail stores already have the device. While a list of exactly which stores have the Surface Pro on display is unavailable, Engadget suggests that interested consumers may want to check out Best Buy, Staples, and of course, Microsoft Store outlets, since these are expected to carry the product. In the past, the Surface RT was made available in said locations, as well.
CNET also reports that the device is already up on the Best Buy website.
When it is officially released, the 64GB model of the Surface Pro will retail for $899 whereas the 128GB model is priced at $999. The package comes with a pressure-sensitive pen, but excludes the keyboard, which costs $120 for the Touch Cover, and $130 for the Type Cover.
To recap its specifications, the Surface Pro has a screen size of 10.6 inches and comes with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:9. Said display is a capacitive, EM digitizer LCD touchscreen with a glossy finish.
The Surface Pro runs on an Intel Core i5 processor, and sports 4GB of RAM. It has a storage capacity of 64GB or 128GB on its hard drive. It also offers Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU and comes with a a built-in memory card reader.
The available connections are USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 4.0. Also onboard is a 3.5 mm audio jack, a built-in microphone, stereo speakers, a docking station, and an integrated webcam. Meanwhile, networking is possible through Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n (2.4 GHz), with support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption.
The Surface Pro has dimensions of 6.81 inches (h) x 10.81 inches (w) x 0.53 inches (d) and weighs 2 lbs.
February 9 will be definitely be a busy day for Microsoft. Apart from the Surface Pro, the company is also going to release the 4GB standalone version of Surface for Windows RT, three limited edition Touch Covers, and the Wedge Touch Mouse Surface Edition.
Are you excited about any of these Microsoft products?