Microsoft's 256GB Surface Pro tablet to land in Japan on June 7

Equipped with Windows 8 Pro and Office 2013, the tablet will come in two varieties -- 128GB and 256GB.

Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

A 256GB version of Microsoft's Surface Pro will be available to Japanese consumers, starting June 7.

Microsoft's Japanese Surface Web site already lists the tablet with the 256GB version selling for 119,800 yen ($1,171) and the 128GB version going for 99,800 yen ($975). The 256GB edition will make its debut in Japan, while the 64GB model apparently won't be sold in the country at all.

Both versions come with Windows 8 Pro and Office Home and Business 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook). The Surface Pro tablet will also treat Japanese buyers to some exclusive Touch Cover accessories.

Since its launch in early February , the Surface Pro has gradually been traveling around the world, recently reaching Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Consumers in several more countries will also be able to buy the tablet by the end of May.

When can the rest of the world expect to see the new 256GB Surface Pro? Microsoft is mum so far. A representative for the company told CNET: "We are excited at the tremendous response to the upcoming Surface Pro availability in Japan. With regards to future markets and other details, we have nothing to share at this time."

Update, 9:05 a.m. PT: Adds statement from Microsoft.

(Via Liveside)


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