Surface Pro, Surface RT Market Expansion Availability Announced By Microsoft

9 February 2013, 10:30 am EST By Prarthito Maity email: Mobile & Apps

Here's some good news for all those who are waiting to own a Surface Pro and Surface RT.

Per reports, Microsoft has officially announced some much needed information about them with details about price and availability.

The company states that the Surface RT with Windows RT is available in a brand new, 64GB, standalone version, with a price tag of $599. Moreover, if users want the device with the black Touch Cover, they will have to add another $100.

Customers will also be able to purchase a Wedge Touch Mouse Surface Edition for an estimated retail price of US$69.95 in all markets where Surface is currently sold, with additional markets to follow in the coming weeks. There are also three new Touch Cover Limited Editions in red, magenta and cyan that will be available for an estimated price of $129.99.

"We are thrilled to expand the Surface family with the release of Surface Pro. The launch of Surface Pro marks a pivotal moment for customers who can now do more with their machines than ever before," said Panos Panay, corporate vice president, Microsoft Surface. "Within the Surface family, customers will be able to choose a combination of devices that best suit their needs: Surface Pro, which provides the power and performance of a laptop in a tablet package, or Surface RT, which offers the convenience of a tablet with some laptop capabilities so you can get things done."

Microsoft has also confirmed that a considerable boost in market availability of Surface RT will take place on Feb. 14, and the company will be bringing Surface RT to Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Microsoft released Surface RT on Oct. 26. Per the company, the Surface RT is "a device representative of a tablet with some laptop capabilities that weaves productivity and mobility into one beautiful product. Surface RT is great for people looking for all-day battery life (up to 8 hours battery life) and an entertainment-first experience with the ability to still get some work done."

"The newest addition to the Surface family, Surface Pro, is more like a full-blown Windows 8 Pro laptop that also boasts tablet capabilities. Now, customers can have a fully functional PC that looks, feels and acts like a tablet. With Surface Pro, customers can do virtually everything they've ever done on a PC, ranging from using traditional desktop applications to enjoying the protection of world-class safety and security technologies."

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