Back when Microsoft unveiled its new Surface tablet, it hinted at the price for the Windows 8 Pro version but wouldn't commit to anything. Last month the Windows RT version was priced at $499, but again no mention of the W8 Pro one. Today, however, that all changes as Microsoft has officially revealed the Surface with Windows 8 Pro starts at $899, which sets it squarely in the range of the lowest priced Ultrabooks. This Surface tablet has the full Windows 8 Pro experience, complete with an Intel Core i5 processor and up to 128GB of storage. You also get all the other features of the Surface tablet, like a stylus to make taking notes easier, a mini DisplayPort for hooking up to larger monitors, a full-size USB 3.0 port, and even a microSDXC slot to transfer files. The whole tablet comes in at 13.5mm thin and weighs under two pounds, so you aren't sacrificing much portability for a powerful device.
Microsoft hasn't revealed an exact release date for the Surface with Windows 8 Pro, but it should be available early next year.