Microsoft GM: Surface Pro arriving in “coming weeks”
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Microsoft GM: Surface Pro arriving in “coming weeks”

Due to Twitter, now we now have an thought for a Surface Pro debut date.

On my option to the manufacturing facility to take a look at #Surface Pro coming off the road…arriving in the approaching weeks.

— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) January 15, 2013

Microsoft GM: Surface Pro arriving in “coming weeks”That’s a Tweet yesterday from Panos Panay, the final supervisor of Microsoft’s Surface division. Microsoft has not formally unveiled a launch date for the Surface Pro, however on condition that the corporate stated the Pro would come out 90 days after the preliminary Home windows RT pill debut, Panay’s Tweet is sensible.

Microsoft released details on the Surface Pro late November, saying that pricing will start at $899 for the 64GB version, with the 128GB model going for $999. The signature keyboard covers will promote individually, which implies one other $120 or $130, roughly, if you need the TouchCover or TypeCover to show the Surface into one thing resembling a pocket book.

Microsoft’s goal with the Surface Pro is the enterprise market — aiming for CIOs who might even see the advantages of a getting staff one thing that seems like a pill/pocket book hybrid moderately than shopping for them a pill and a pocket book individually.

Gross sales of the Surface RT, Microsoft’s first pill providing, are not looking great. UBS analyst Brent Thill cut his estimate for Surface sales in half to simply 1 million models bought this vacation quarter. Earlier this month, J.P. Morgan analyst John DiFucci predicted just 700,000 units sold.

Not like the RT, the Surface Pro will have the ability to run Home windows legacy functions and be powered by an Intel processor.

Try why my colleague Todd Bishop thinks the Pro will be a tough sell.

Beforehand on GeekWire: Is that a Surface under the tree? 6 tips for new Microsoft tablet owners

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