Microsoft this morning announced a Feb. 9 release date for its upcoming Surface with Windows 8 Pro tablet, the version of the machine that runs on traditional Intel processors and supports legacy Windows applications.
The date represents a delay from the January release previously signaled by the company. Microsoft noted that it’s still within the timeframe of “approximately” 90 days after the release of the Surface with Windows RT, which came out in late October.
As previously announced, a 64GB version of Surface Pro will sell for $899, and a 128GB version will sell for $999. Neither of those versions will come with the signature Surface keyboard cover, which can be purchased separately. Both versions will come with a Surface pen as part of the package.
Microsoft also said it will start offering a 64GB Surface Windows RT on a standalone basis, not bundled with a Touch Cover as it is currently.