Surface Pro Launching in the UK for £719

The Surface Pro has been available in the United States, Canada and China since February but Microsoft finally revealed yesterday that the device would be heading for UK shores in May. Though the company didn't give us a specific date for launch, it looks like the release of the Surface Pro is almost upon us.

According to TechRadar, Microsoft has confirmed that the Surface Pro is now shipping out. The Windows 8 tablet will be available through John Lewis as well as online on The 64GB version will set UK customers back £719, while the 128GB tablet will cost £799. 

"There has been strong anticipation for Surface Pro in the UK and we’re excited to be able to offer people a fully blown Windows 8 PC packed with powerful processing features in the innovative Surface desig," said Robert Epstein, UK Surface Lead.

The Surface Pro is based on an Intel Core i5 CPU and runs a full version of Windows 8 as opposed to Windows RT. It boasts the same 10.6-inch (27 cm) 1366 x 768 px (148 ppi) ClearType HD screen with 16:9 aspect ratio as the Surface RT as well as 4GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, and microSDXC slot.

The Surface Pro will hit Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland before the end of this month. Meanwhile, Surface RT availability is also expanding, with the more budget-friendly Surface hitting Mexico by the end of this month and in Korea and Thailand in June. The Surface RT is available in 26 markets already.

  • Duckhunt
    1366 x 768. mahahahahahahah.
    again. amahjahahahahha. Its not 1985 is it?
  • iamadev
    I was really excited for a win8 tablet when they were first announced. Then months later they were released.... in the US.... months ago.
    You would have to be mad to invest in one of thee now with all of the new goodies that Intel and AMD have just around the corner.
    The sales figures for Surface did not set the world alight purely because it just was not available anywhere. I very nearly had one imported but the thought of having to return it half way across the world if there were any defects I could not justify it.
    Next time around I hope the devices are released simultaneously or at least within a couple of weeks.
  • pjmelect
    This is to much money for it to sell in the UK. It will flop.
  • iamadev
    Yeah it would be funny if the pro came with a 1366x768 except it comes with 1920x1080 screen. The report is wrong.
    The RT indeed has the cheap and horrible 1366x768 but the pro does not
  • synthaside
    Yeah , not so excited for this anymore ....
  • cozmium
    HOW much for that kind of spec? Will never sell to more than such as niche business segments who want to show off a new gadget to their peers. You'd have to work to persuade me at half that price to get over the Windows 8 issue.
  • back_by_demand
    "Better late than never"
    Very appropriate, seeing as the world+dog reported this as news a week ago, please try to keep up
  • icemunk
    Wow good price! Well... minus the good, and the price.
  • grimworld
    "It boasts the same 10.6-inch (27 cm) 1366 x 768 px (148 ppi) ClearType HD screen with 16:9 aspect ratio..."
    It´s not hard to get the facts right. They are posted on the Microsoft website. Surface Pro has 1920x1080 resolution.
  • d_kuhn
    I like mine... got rid of my ultrabook not long after getting it. It's now my "lightweight travel machine" to compliment my 8770w (which is anything but lightweight).