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Surface Pro Release Window, Pricing, and Battery Life Confirmed

Those itching to get their hands on a Microsoft Surface Pro won’t have to wait long as the company has announced that the tablet will be arriving in January 2013, a mere month away and just a few months after the Surface RT. With that announcement came pricing, which is a bit less exciting.

The 64GB model of the Surface Pro will run consumers $899 while the 128GB model will retail for $999. Both come with the full version of Windows 8, a USB 3.0 port, a Mini DisplayPort, and will be equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor and 1080p HD display.

Where things go downhill a bit is the battery life, which is supposedly half of what the Surface RT offers. While unfortunate, it’s not surprising considering the Surface Pro is more powerful and offers a higher resolution display than its little brother. Still, this puts the Surface Pro at around 4 hours of battery life, which may understandably be a deal breaker for some.

via The Verge

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