Surface Pro will be able to run Windows 7 and 8 apps

Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro launches in US next month; UK left in the dark

Microsoft has announced that the Pro version of its Windows 8 Surface tablet will hit shelves next month.

Set for release on February 9th, the tablet will be available from Best Buy, Staples and Microsoft Stores in the US and Canada.

The Pro model features a 10.6-inch, 1920×1080 resolution multi-touch screen, Intel’s Core i5, 4GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of storage.

Unlike the Surface RT (whose release coincided with the worldwide rollout of Windows 8 in October) the Surface Pro will be able to run Windows 7 and 8 apps.

Microsoft has stopped short of revealing when UK buyers will be able to get their hands on the device. However, The Verge has reported that ‘additional markets to follow in the coming weeks and months’.

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