Microsoft has introduced its Windows 8-based Surface tablet in October
2012. Though we in India are still waiting for this tablet, the Redmond
headquartered company is all set to launch a new version of this tablet
in the international markets.
Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet is
expected to be available in US starting February 9, 2013. It will come
with Windows 8 Pro on-board and will be available in 64GB and 128GB
According to report by The Verge, a Microsoft
spokesperson has confirmed that this tablet will come with a smaller
amount of storage space than expected. The website has shared that 64GB
version of Microsoft Surface Pro will have only 23GB of user accessible
storage. While the 128GB variant of Surface Pro will have 83GB of free
Apparently 41GB space in the Surface Pro model is being taken up by Windows 8 install, built-in apps, and a recovery partition.
Microsoft Surface Pro 64GB will be available for $899 sans the keyboard cover and the 128GB one will be available for $999.
to recap, Microsoft Surface and Surface Pro tablets sport a 10.6-inch
screen with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels. Microsoft Surface RT comes
with quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor with 2GB of RAM. While,
Microsoft Surface Pro will come with Intel Core i5 Processor with 4GB of
It is noteworthy, that Microsoft has received a lot of
criticism for not providing the advertised space in the Surface Tablet.
The company had posted on their website that the 32GB version of their
Surface tablet has 16GB of free space while the 64 GB version has 45 GB
The consumers were expecting things to be a bit different
with the Surface Pro as it was coming four months after Microsoft's
first tablet. However, it now seems that not much has changed in terms
of free storage.
Microsoft will be competing with Samsung Galaxy
Note 10.1 (aka Galaxy Note 800), Samsung Google Nexus and Apple iPad.
Apple has recently launched the 128GB variant of its new iPad.
Microsoft Surface in pictures