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Surface Pro 64GB to be priced at £719 in the UK

by Mark Tyson on 16 May 2013, 12:14

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We just mentioned the Surface Pro yesterday as Microsoft had just initiated a Surface RT sales promotion including a free Touch or Type Cover, but we were still awaiting the Surface Pro announcement for the UK. However we knew the Surface Pro was due towards the end of May. Today the availability and prices have been revealed for Europe, including specifically - the UK.

The Surface Pro will go on sale in the UK on 23rd May. The prices for the 64GB and the 128GB versions will be £719 and £799 respectively. Other counties in Europe have just been told of their release dates and price ranges. Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Portugal will all have to wait a week longer and also pay more, according to my quick calculations, than we here in Blightly. Other countries slated to get the Microsoft Surface Pro at the end of May include; Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Hong Kong. By the end of June; Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand residents will also be able to shop for a Surface Pro.

As a reminder the Microsoft Surface Pro has the following specifications:

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge) with Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage:  64*GB / 128GB (*System software uses significant storage space.)
  • Display: 10.6in 16:9 widescreen ClearType Full HD (1920x1080 pixel) 10-point capacitive touch display
  • Cameras: Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing
  • Battery : 42Wh
  • I/O: Full-size USB 3.0, microSDXC card slot, Headset jack, Mini DisplayPort, Cover port
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology
  • Software:  Windows 8 Pro
  • Weight:  903g
  • Dimensions:  27.46 x 17.30 x 1.35 cm
  • Accessories:  Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaprMg Case & Stand, Pen with Palm Block
  • Availability: 23rd May in UK
  • Pricing: £719 for 64GB version, £799 for 128GB version

Please note that the official Microsoft UK website for Surface Pro still only says “Coming Soon”, you cannot pre-order this computer at this time. Also if the UK store offers SKUs like the US one then the prices you see above don’t include either a bundled Touch Cover or a Type Cover.

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If they are including the keyboard, that isn't a bad price. When you consider what £800 gets you in high end ultrabook, ssd and screen quality.

Main issue for me is the lack of RAM, no point having a ‘pro’ laptop with only 4gb of RAM for my line of use.
Coming soon, and being reduced to clear stock soon after.

I think the problem they're going to have is one of image. “£800! I can get an Ipad for £450 or whatever.” The guy in PC World sees the same type of device on offer, unfortunately.

I'm just not convinced by the added functionality (by which I am physical form factor). It's not as functional as a laptop, it's a high end tablet with aspirations above it's actual ability.
If Haswell wasn't right around the corner, I'd be jumping on this. As it is, I'll be waiting for the next round of windows slates/tablets with lower power consumptions and hopefully higher resolution screens.
Needs to be £600 with keyboard, £500 without. Then it might stand a chance against ipads / big Androids.

Yeah, they'll sell some to businesses, but it won't do well for home users at this price IMO.
It's cheaper than my Samsung Activ Pro 700T by a considerable amount.

Personally it's a no buy (haswell is a good reason to wait) but I'll pick up a couple for work as we're developing for it now.