Microsoft prices Pro version of Surface at $899

Microsoft prices Pro version of Surface at $899

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 18: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer shows the tablet Surface during a news conference at Milk Studios on June 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The new Surface tablet utilizes a 10.6 inch screen with a cover that contains a full multitouch keyboard. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Posted on November 29, 2012 at 4:36 PM

  LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Microsoft says its Surface tablet running a full version of Windows 8 will start selling in January for $899 and up.

   The current Surface uses the slimmed down Windows RT operating system. As a result, it doesn't run applications written for desktops and laptops. The new Surface will.

   The price announced Thursday is in line with Microsoft's earlier statements that the Pro version would cost about the same as an ultrabook.

   The price includes a stylus, but a touch-sensitive keyboard cover is sold separately. The Touch Cover with printed on keys costs $120 while the Type Cover with depressable keys is priced at $130.

   The Pro version of Surface will come with Intel's Core i5 processor, which the company says gives it a graphics boost compared with the RT version.
 

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