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 PCWorld.co.uk. 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.