Rumor: Surface Pro Set For January 29

Microsoft had already confirmed its flagship powerhouse tablet for release sometimes this January, but the company had not announced a release date or when the device would be available for sale.

Now, industry sources have put forward the date of January 29 as the day when Surface Pro is to be unveiled, with sales beginning the very next day in the United States.

The cheapest model with a 64GB storage capacity is priced at $899, while the model with 128GB space commands a price of $999 — expensive figures for a tablet, either way you look at them, but this, as most of you know, is no ordinary tablet.

We already covered the Surface with Windows 8 Pro in detail here including the full specifications.

With a full HD 1080p widescreen display, and plenty of power under the hood (third generation Intel Core i5 processor paired with 4GB of RAM), this device holds promise as the best of both worlds — a highly capable Windows 8 computer, capable of running any and all Windows software.

The ability to run all legacy Windows software, the Surface Pro promises much for consumers and corporate users alike. Anticipation is particularly high for business users, particularly those using enterprise software.

It remains to be seen how much the interest translates to sales.

The vanilla Surface tablet has had a fair bit of trouble convincing buyers, a lot of who I am sure were waiting for the Pro version before making the jump to the new platform.

The wait is almost over now, and if the rumored release date holds, we will soon greet the newest member of Microsoft’s Surface family.

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