Surface Pro Showing Up On Display In Stores

Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet is going on sale on February 9th at Best Buy, Staples and Microsoft stores but rumor has it some locations already have units on display. Cnet managed to get a hold of one in a Microsoft store in Los Angeles and initial impressions were quite positive as the Pro was ultra-responsive. Not hard to believe seeing as there is an Intel Core i5 "inside".

Microsoft had initially been planning a January release but the company's Tami Reller explained to The Verge:

"We wanted to make sure they (the retailers) felt great about the timing of Surface Pro availability. That's really what informed our dates."

Specification highlights:

  • 10.6" 1920x1080 (16:9) Display
  • Intel Core i5 Processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Full-size USB 3.0
  • microSDXC card slot
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Pen included with purchase
  • Weight: 2 pounds
  • Starting at $899