Microsoft’s Surface tablet powered by Windows 8 Pro will be priced from $899, the company said. Microsoft will sell the Pro version of Surface from January.
The Pro version of Surface with a keyboard cover and the popular Office suite of software will however cost more.
The current version of Surface runs on the slimmed down Windows RT operating system. It runs only specially designed applications from Microsoft and others sold through the company’s online store. But the Pro version of Surface can also run regular Windows applications written for desktops and laptops.
The Pro version of Surface features Intel’s Core i5 processor and the $899 model will come with 64 gigabytes of memory, while the $999 version has 128 GB of memory.