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Microsoft Pro surfaces in Britain next week for £720

The Microsoft Surface Pro lands in Britain from next Thursday, 23 May, costing £720.

The Microsoft Surface Pro lands in Britain next week, costing £720. The Windows 8 tablet is finally on sale from next Thursday, 23 May.

That's Microsoft's price for the 64GB version. A model with a roomier 128GB memory will set you back around £800.

The Surface Pro is Microsoft's tablet showing off Windows 8 -- not to be confused with the Microsoft Surface, which runs a stripped-down version of Windows 8 called Windows 8 RT.

The Surface Pro is roughly twice the price of the Surface, which can only run apps downloaded from Microsoft's app store. The extra money for the Pro gives you full-fat Windows 8 just like on your laptop or computer, so you can install your own programs.

Accessories for the Surface include different types of cover that attach to the tablet to form a keyboard. The Touch Cover £100, a pressure-sensitive flexible keyboard. The Type Cover is a proper keyboard and costs £130.

Will you dive into the Surface Pro? Is it too expensive or just right? And what do you think of Windows 8? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.