Folks, Microsoft has just announced the availability of its Surface Pro tablet in the U.S. and Canada. Mark your calendars, because the Surface Pro will be available for purchase on February 9th at all Microsoft retail stores and via online. The much-awaited tablet is also heading to Best Buy and Staples in the U.S. and Canada. Microsoft also confirmed that the 64GB model will be priced at $899 in the U.S. In addition to today’s official announcement, the company also broke the news that its Surface RT tablet will be made available to 13 additional markets internationally.


The new countries are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Customers can also enjoy three new Touch Cover Limited Editions in red, magenta, and cyan, each priced at $129.99. There’s also the option to buy a Surface Edition Wedge Touch Mouse for only $69.95. “The response to Surface has been exciting to see,” says Panos Panay, the General Manager for 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.”

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