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Microsoft's Surface Pro hits UK on May 23

Written by James Delahunty @ 16 May 2013 12:03 User comments (4)

Microsoft's Surface Pro hits UK on May 23

Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet PC running Windows 8 will be available in the United Kingdom from May 23.
The Surface Pro is Microsoft's effort to Showcase Windows 8 Pro. It is coming to the UK with similarly hefty price tags compared to other regions, with the 64GB device costing 719, and the 128GB config costing 799.

"The response to Surface RT has already been great to see," said Robert Epstein, UK Surface Lead.

"There has been strong anticipation for Surface Pro in the UK and we're excited to be able to offer people a fully blown Windows 8 PC packed with powerful processing features in the innovative Surface design."

Surface Pro, powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, is equivalent to a full-blown Windows 8 laptop that also boasts tablet capabilities.

Surface Pro will be available from

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4 user comments

116.5.2013 10:36

"The response to Surface RT has already been great to see." BAHAHAHAHA

You can stop reading the article at that point.

216.5.2013 12:15

I wouldn't use it even if you gifted it to me.

316.5.2013 13:00

I still can't believe how much memory is used up by Win8.

A core i5 mobile cpu is not a quad core but a hyperthreaded dual core.

Still, I hear they are ok to use.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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416.5.2013 15:09

*shrug* With a small portable USB drive, storage becomes less of a (but still important) issue.

The Surface Pro is a fine piece of kit, at maybe 3/4 the price. There's already several Full WIn8 tablets on the market (including similar hybrid cover/keyboards) for a lot less money, at quite comparable specs.

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