Confirmed: Surface Pro tablet will arrive in the ‘coming weeks’

by Doug Drinkwater

January 16 2013

The Surface Pro tablet is expected to be a big hit in enterprise
The Surface Pro tablet is expected to be a big hit in enterprise

Microsoft's Surface general manager Panos Panay appears to have confirmed that the Intel-powered Surface Pro tablet will be coming to market at the end of January.

"On my way to the factory to check out #Surface Pro coming off the line...arriving in the coming weeks,” said Panay on Twitter, news which would back up previous reports that the tablet could debut around January 26.

With its ability to run existing Windows software and Microsoft's fully-fledged Office suite, the Surface Pro is widely expected to be a big hit in business, with one analyst this week hailing the tablet as a rival for the iPad in the enterprise space.

And whereas Microsoft's ARM-based Surface RT tablet received lukewarm reviews and has supposedly struggled with sales since launch, the Surface Pro has been praised by a number of notable technology reviewers, including New York Times’ David Pogue.

The Surface Pro range will start at $899 for the 64GB model and will rise up to $999 for the 128GB version.

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