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Japan gets 256GB Surface Pro with Office 2013

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 May 2013 15:13 User comments (7)

Japan gets 256GB Surface Pro with Office 2013 Microsoft has unveiled a new model of the Surface Pro tablet for Japan.
The tablet has 256GB internal storage, a full copy of Office 2013 and of course, Windows 8 Pro.

Available June 7th, prices start at 99,000 yen ($990 USD). At 256GB, it will be the largest capacity tablet available from Microsoft.

Additionally, some customers will get new exclusive Touch Covers, with designs by Beams, Rodeo Crowns and others. Limited to Japan, Microsoft will hold a contest and give away 100 such covers.

More details here: Surface Pro 256GB

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7 user comments

129.5.2013 17:51

WTF? How in the hell do they justify only releasing this model in Japan..?!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 May 2013 @ 17:51

229.5.2013 23:10

Originally posted by Bozobub:
WTF? How in the hell do they justify only releasing this model in Japan..?!
Probably because most people won't pay that much for a tablet. You can get an ultra book at that price with better specs.

329.5.2013 23:56

You are missing the point. M$ is offering the Surface Pro in Japan with 4x the storage for not much more than the 64 GB model goe for in the US. Furthermore, the 256 GB model simply isn't available here.

430.5.2013 0:05

I see your point; why them and not us? I can only guess that it's because demand for the Surface tablets is so soft here that they decided to market more heavily in a more gadget loving country. Just my thought. I'm sure if the demand for this model is here, they'll offer it at some point.

530.5.2013 0:12

M$ might find the demand for the Pro is a bit better, if they offered a version w/o a large percentage of the SSD already pre-gobbled by the OS in the US =p .

630.5.2013 2:54

i want surface pro 7" w/ 128 GB at a happy price, right NOW.


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731.5.2013 23:13

Japan would only be a test market.

Users of the MS Surface Pro have reported a good experience if not for the lack of GBs. MS's long term plan foe Win8 has always counted on the price of SS storage space to drop over time.



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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 31 May 2013 @ 23:14

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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