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A Hefty Price Tag For the Surface Pro: Is It Worth It?

The Surface tablet with Windows 8 Pro will cost quite the chunk of change when it hits shelves in January. This week, Microsoft announced that the 64GB Surface Pro will start at $899 (for comparison, the iPad Retina is $699), and the 128GB version will begin at $999 with a Surface pen included, plus the touch covers and keyboard covers, which are sold separately.

It's worth mentioning that the Surface Pro runs like a computer, with 4GB of RAM powering your current Windows 7 desktop applications but has all the features of a tablet (an accelerometer, a gyroscope, front-facing/back-facing cameras, and a digital compass). The 10.6-inch tablet is more comparable to ultraportable netbook computers like the 11-inch MacBook Air, which has a similar price point of $999.

The only question is this: how well does it run? The Surface Pro is notably different from the already-released Surface RT models, so we'll have to wait until the tablets are available in January to measure its performance. But we want to know: would you pay up to $1,000 to a Surface Pro? Does Microsoft's kickstand-equipped supertablet seem worth it to you?

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Bean3540417 Bean3540417 3 years
Why should we all get stuck into this expensive touch screen technology? Should we evolve to projected display and we can use the touch technology on that projected display instead?
Fill2809224 Fill2809224 3 years
I just don't get it. The price of a laptop for something pretending to be a laptop with a 'kick stand' (like that's a feature) and a floppy/cheap keyboard connected by a magnet? How is this 'Pro' for $1k? Somebody clue me in. I'd just rather buy a thin laptop instead.
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