Microsoft have finally announced the release date and pricing for the Surface Pro tablet that will pack the new Windows 8 Pro operating system.

The tablet will be available from January 2013 in two versions, the 64GB model for $899 and in a 128GB model for $99 in the U.S. both will also include the surface pen which teams up with the Palm Block technology built into the tablet but if you want a cover you will have to buy that separately.

The tablet will also include specs ranging from a 10.6 inch ClearType display with 1920 x 1080 HD resolution, a Mini DisplaPort to allow the tablet to connect to a separate monitor and a USB3.0 socket.

There’s no news on a UK pricing or availability just yet however.

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