We reviewed the Surface RT Tablet in October with fans raving it being as good as the zune. With a decent form to it but a bit of oddness to the use of the tablet, it created a unique product that we are okay with. So now we have the Surface Pro being announced with a big improvement internally, but externally weighing too much to be a contender on all levels of tablet consumers.
While keeping a great display they have decided to make the Surface Pro 43% thicker, along with half a pound weight added to lug around. The resolution of the display went up to a great 1920 x 1080, and the memory capacity can now go up to 4GB. You also get the capacity choices between 64GB or 128GB of storage, along with a 42.0 Wh battery that can compete with the iPad 4.
With the Windows RT Surface starting at $499 and the Surface Pro starting at $899 it looks to be a steep climb for sales at the high price point. At least you get a big amount of storage of 64 or 128GB for a max price of $999. Microsoft is even throwing in the Surface Pen to help hold you over with graphic work or what have you.
Again though, the touch cover is separately sold, so you will have to cough up another hundo or so to get the full experience. With poor sales of the Windows RT Surface, we are likely to see slimmer sales of this model as well sadly.