Microsoft unveiled its first line-up of tablets, Surface RT and Surface Pro, in June 2012 and released the Surface RT in October 2012. The company's Surface Pro tablet was delayed and finally hit the U.S. shelves in February this year and is now making its way to the UK.
Microsoft's Surface Pro is one of the highly-anticipated and most-powerful tablets around, which also gives a PC experience to its users when used with a keyboard cover.
The Surface Pro was released in the U.S. and Canada on Feb. 9 this year and is now making its way to new destinations like the UK, Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong and New Zealand soon. The tablet was sold out within a few hours of its release; however, it's not clear if the sell-out was due to high-demand or limited supplies.
"Microsoft hasn't provided a specific release date for the countries. However Ben Reed, Senior Manager of the Surface team, confirmed to Pocket-lint that we should see further details of the UK release in the coming weeks, rather than months," reports Pocket-Lint.
The Surface Pro is steeply priced at $899 in the U.S. and exact prices for the UK or other European countries have not been revealed. However, it's expected that the price of the tablet will be similar to the U.S. price. It is worth noting that U.S. prices are excluding taxes and when the tablet reaches UK shores, a 20 percent value added tax (VAT) will be levied, which may increase the price of the Surface Pro even more in the country.
Microsoft Surface Pro is packed with top-end hardware specifications and software. The Surface Pro also includes a pressure-sensitive stylus, which may give stiff competition to Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
The Surface Pro runs the full version of Windows 8, which means it will be able to support both legacy desktop as well as Windows 8 apps.
It should not be surprising if Microsoft sells the Surface Pro at a premium when compared to other tablets available in the market.