Microsoft’s Surface Pro appeared on Best Buy’s website today, complete with an Ivy Bridge
processor and your choice of 64GB
of storage. The lower-capacity tablet rings in at $899.99, and the 128GB model is priced at $999.99, so you’re looking at $100 to double the storage. Keep in mind that part of that storage is dedicated to the OS itself, as we discussed
earlier in the week.
The Surface Pro
is expected to be available on February 8th, so it’s not that surprising to see it appearing on Best Buy’s site at this point. However, Best Buy is already planning on free shipping for both models and you can add it to your wish list.
Thanks to the Intel Core i5
processor and other higher-end components, the Surface Pro is much more expensive than its ARM
-based Surface RT siblings, but it also offers better performance, and paired with Microsoft Type Cover, looks a lot like an ultrabook.