Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet finally launched in Australia today with the base 64GB model selling for $999. Unlike the ARM-powered Surface RT, the Surface Pro is a fully-fledged PC that runs on the full version of Windows 8 Pro. It comes with a third-generation Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a full-sized USB 3.0 port. So, are any readers planning to snap one up, or is your heart set on a competing tablet or ultrabook?
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With prices starting at $999, the Surface Pro is a bit on the steep side, even for a high-end tablet. Throw in a Type Cover (which is essential for full business functionality) and you’re looking at an additional $149.99. The 128GB version of the Pro is even pricier, with an RRP of $1099.
We know that the Surface Pro has quite a few fans among our readership, but are you willing to fork out over $1000 for one? Or are you planning to hold off until the price comes down? Alternatively, if you’re in the anti-Surface camp, what laptop or tablet model should people be buying instead? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.