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Microsoft grows Surface family

Microsoft has today announced that its Surface family of PCs is growing with the impending release of Surface Windows 8 Pro.

Powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, the software giant's says their latest model "provides the power and performance of a laptop in a tablet package"

Set for release in the U.S. and Canada on February 9, the product can run Windows 8 applications, as well as current Windows 7 desktop applications.

“The response to Surface has been exciting to see,” says Panos Panay, general manager, Microsoft Surface.

“We’re thrilled to continue growing the Surface family with the availability of Surface Windows 8 Pro on Feb. 9 and by increasing the number of places customers can experience Surface firsthand.”

The Surface Windows 8 Pro comes with an optional Type Cover and is available in 64 GB and 128 GB according to Panay.

Microsoft says additional Surface accessories will also soon be available to accompany the product.

While no word has yet been mentioned on its immediate availability in New Zealand or Australia, prices for the product are set to start at US$899.


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