The Windows 8-powered Microsoft Surface Pro will be landing in the US and Canada in February, and will set buyers in those areas back $899. Sadly, the UK will have to wait weeks or months to get their hands on this iPad rival.
According to The Verge, “Microsoft is finally naming a date for its Surface Pro launch today: February 9th. The software giant may have missed its January release date promise, but the Windows 8-powered tablet will be available to purchase next month from retailers in the US and Canada. Microsoft is “taking a phased approach” with Surface Pro availability that may disappoint some international customers.”
A Microsoft spokesperson told the site, “It will be available initially in the US and Canada with additional markets to follow in the coming weeks and months.”
The Verge adds, “Alongside the Surface Pro availability, Microsoft is also expanding the number of markets for its Surface RT tablet. 13 new European countries will be able to purchase the Surface RT in the coming weeks, doubling Microsoft’s available markets. Three new Touch Covers will also be available for a limited time with unique designs along with a special Wedge Touch Mouse, Surface Edition. The Surface Pro will start at $899 without a cover for the 64GB model.”
Are you looking to get your hands on the Microsoft Surface Pro? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.