Microsoft Grows Surface Family

                        Microsoft Grows Surface Family

Announces Surface Windows 8 Pro availability, market expansion and new

PR Newswire

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 22, 2013

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced
that its Surface family of PCs is growing. Its newest model — Surface Windows
8 Pro — will be available for purchase on Feb. 9, 2013, in the United States
and Canada at all Microsoft retail stores,, Staples and
Best Buy in the U.S., as well as from a number of locations in Canada.


Powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, Surface Windows 8 Pro provides the
power and performance of a laptop in a tablet package. Perfect as your one
device — at home, in the office, or on the road — it can run Windows 8
applications, as well as current Windows 7 desktop applications. Starting at
an estimated retail price of US$899, Surface Windows 8 Pro will be available
in 64GB and 128GB models.^1 A Surface pen with Palm Block technology, designed
specifically to work with Surface to let customers edit, collaborate and get
things done, is included with Surface Windows 8 Pro.

In addition to being able to buy Surface Windows 8 Pro in the coming weeks,
customers will soon be able to purchase Surface Windows RT in 14 additional
markets worldwide,^2 more than double the number of markets in which Surface
is currently available.

"The response to Surface has been exciting to see," said Panos Panay, general
manager, Microsoft Surface. "We're thrilled to continue growing the Surface
family with the availability of Surface Windows 8 Pro on Feb. 9 and by
increasing the number of places customers can experience Surface firsthand."

Additional Surface accessories will also soon be available, allowing customers
to further personalize and customize their computing experience and get more
done with Surface.

  oSurface Windows RT will be available in a new 64GB^1 standalone version
    for an estimated retail price of US$599 to allow customers the option of
    selecting a Cover of their choice.
  oThree new Touch Cover Limited Editions in red, magenta and cyan will be
    sold at an estimated retail price of US$129.99.
  oCustomers will have the option of purchasing a Wedge Touch Mouse, Surface
    Edition, for an estimated retail price of US$69.95 in all markets in which
    Surface is currently sold^3 with additional markets to follow in the
    coming weeks.

Additional details on Surface are available at
andSurface on Facebook. Those interested can follow Surface or Panay on
Twitter for additional updates.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software,
services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full

^1 System software uses significant storage space; your storage capacity will
be less. See 1 GB = 1 billion bytes.
^2 Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the
Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
^3 Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom
and the United States

SOURCE Microsoft Corp.

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