The Microsoft Surface Pro tablet will now officially be available February 9 at stores including Best Buy and Staples, and online.
The device, starting at $899 includes a pressure-sensitive pen (you can edit with it), but you have to fork out another $120 for the ultra-slim camera-based keyboard cover called Touch Cover. (There’s also a mechanical super slim keyboard cover called Type Cover at $130).
The 10.6-inch tablet, of course, runs Windows 8 and is powered by an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. It’s gotten solid reviews for being a no compromise tablet as well as a no comprise laptop. Update: See http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/06/us-microsoft-surface-reviews-idUSBRE91508620130206
There’s also a new 64GB standalone version of the original Surface for Windows RT at $599 that will also ship Feb. 9.
Microsoft is also offering new accessories for the devices including Touch Covers in crazy patterns and colors and a $70 Wedge Touch Mouse.
CNET ran a chart showing the difference between the original Surface tablet and Surface Pro: