Tablet PC Surface with Windows 8 Pro – double expensive and only slightly more powerful

Depending on the memory configuration to the mobile host or $ 899 (64GB) or $ 999 cost (128 GB). As for the day of launch for Surface Pro with Windows computer called, the company intends to establish roughly in January 2013, when you will be able to buy it.

The Group now completed a month-long speculation about the new machine. In late October, Microsoft had introduced the Surface Tablet with Windows RT and then immediately crossed several borders that seemed insurmountable until then. For one thing, the group had even made the hardware manufacturer does so in competition with Windows large buyer such as Asus, HP and Samsung.

Secondly, he has also developed a version of its Windows RT operating system that does not run on the standard x86 processors for PCs, but on the more efficient ARM chips. A disadvantage of this computer is that you cannot play conventional Windows software. With the Surface Pro with Windows Microsoft is now bringing out a tablet version that can this.

The device, an Intel Core i5 processor, the operating system is an ordinary Windows 8 Pro, powers it. Its 10.6-inch display, with 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD) is far more detail than its counterpart in the RT model. In addition, the Pro version has a USB 3.0 port and a mini-Display Port connector.

What does not fit is, however, the grid period. On a question from a Twitter user, the company responded with the comment: “The Surface Pro is about half as long as the battery work on surface temperature.” Moreover, the Group for the RT model specifies eight hours run time, so you have to go four hours nominal duration. Very little for a tablet computer.

Remains to be seen how the new Microsoft tablet will sell in the face of these fundamentals. Finally, you get the RT variant already for half as much money (499 Dollar/479 euros) as the Pro model will cost in the top variant.