Surface Pro hits Australian shores on May 30

On May 30, the Surface family of PCs will be growing in Australia with the launch of Surface Pro. Surface Pro with Windows 8 Pro will be available for purchase online via the Microsoft Store and through JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.

Like many Aussies, I spend my life on the go, travelling in both my personal and professional lives. With Surface Pro, having the power and performance of a PC in a tablet package is the perfect fit. I can do virtually everything I’ve ever done on a PC, ranging from using my favourite desktop applications to enjoying the protection of world-class safety and security.

The addition of the Surface Pen lets me jot down ideas whenever I need to capture any notes or sketch a diagram that I couldn’t do easily with a keyboard – i.e. during those flights in row 34 on the plane!

Surface Pro is an extension of the Windows 8 experience, letting Australians work, play and connect via numerous apps and features. Powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and weighing less than two pounds (approximately 900 grams) and measuring just 13.5 millimetres thin, it’s the perfect way to do more with all the power of a PC.

In Australia, Surface Pro will be available in two configurations: a 64GB standalone version for $999 RRP* and a 128GB standalone version priced at $1,099 RRP*. A range of accessories are available with the Surface family, including the Type Cover at $149.99 RRP*and Touch Cover for $139.99 RRP*.

For additional details on Surface, you can find out more at the Surface Blog, and find Surface on Facebook or follow Surface on Twitter. Photos of Surface Pro can be found here.

*Recommended retail price. Actual price is set by the retailer. All prices in Australian dollars.

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