Microsoft Surface Pro available now in the US and Canada

Craig Lloyd - Feb 9, 2013, 8:19am CST
Microsoft Surface Pro available now in the US and Canada

Right on schedule, Microsoft’s Surface Pro is now available to purchase for prospective buyers in the US and Canada. The new tablet was going to be the main event at a special midnight launch event in New York City, but that ended up being cancelled due to the snowstorm. However, the Surface Pro still launched as planned, and consumers can now get their grubby hands on the Surface RT’s successor.

The new tablet starts at $899 for the 64GB model and goes up to $999 for the 128GB variant. Both versions use Intel’s Core i5 processor and integrated HD 4000 graphics. There’s also 4GB of dual-channel memory, and a 10.6-inch Clear Type display on top, which features a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. The screen also supports both 10-point multitouch and digital inking thanks to the special stylus.

The 42Wh battery has been one of the big talking points for the new tablet, however. We averaged about five hours, and sometimes even six hours during some occasions. Obviously, for a tablet, this isn’t quite what people were expecting, but Microsoft is hinting at some kind of battery add-on, which means users may soon be able to bump up the battery life a bit.

Of course, you can read our full review of Surface Pro to get a better idea of what you’ll be in for, but if you’re set to buy one right now, you can get one at any Microsoft Store in the US or Canada, as well as Staples and Best Buy in the US, and Best Buy and Future Shop in Canada. And of course, the tablet will also be available online.

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