Microsoft Surface, Windows 8 Pro Tablet, Surface Tablet

It wasn’t just a day for one Microsoft Surface tablet. Actually, the company has announced one for each main version of Windows 8. Earlier, we touched on the ARM-fueled Surface for Windows RT. Now we take a look inside the Surface for Windows 8 Pro, which is slightly larger and decidedly more Intel-based than its ARM-fueled RT counterpart.

In addition to the more full-fledged OS, it packs a larger 42 W-h battery, an Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor, USB 3.0 ports instead of 2.0, and your choice of 64GB or 128GB of storage, which is double the standard offerings of the Surface for Windows RT. You’ll also get a higher 1080p resolution from the 10.6-inch ClearType display.

All this comes wrapped in a package that’s 13.5 mm thick and weighs 903 grams (compared to just 9.3 mm and 676 grams for the RT). That’s apparently not big enough to render Microsoft’s new keyboard-laden covers incompatible, though. In addition, it gets its own accessory: a pen with “Palm Block.”

As for pricing and availability, Microsoft is only going as far to say that it will be “on par with Ultrabook-class PCs” and available about three months after the Windows 8 launch (when the RT model will be available).

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at