Microsoft's Surface Pro has made its first appearance on a retailer's site other than Microsoft's.
That would be big box retailer Best Buy, which is already boasting that the new Microsoft tablet will go at a store in Union Square in New York City.
Best Buy lists the two available models, 64GB and 128GB, priced at $899 and $999, respectively. Neither product comes with the $129 Type Cover, which is a 5.75 mm-thick mechanical keyboard.
Microsoft is also offering a $119 Touch Cover pressure-response keyboard.
The tablet comes with 4GB of memory and an Intel "Ivy Bridge" processor. Combine those two features with the 128GB solid-state drive, and you have an ultrabook in tablet's clothing.
Which means better performance in Windows 8 desktop mode than the existing Surface RT tablet, though battery life will suffer because of the more power-hungry processor.
And storage has become a delicate issue for Microsoft. While the 128GB version of Surface Pro has 83GB of free storage out of the box, the 64GB version, Microsoft said a few days back.
Finally, note that some Microsoft stores are displaying the tablet starting today. For example, a Microsoft Store in Los Angeles has the Surface Pro in-store today, CNET confirmed.
[Via WinBeta ]