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Surface Pro US release date announced by Microsoft

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Microsoft has announced pricing and release details for its Surface Pro tablet in the North American market.

The device will be available to purchase in the US and Canada on February 9 with prices starting from $899 (£567).

Surface Pro for Windows 8 tablets

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Surface Pro runs off an Intel Core i5 processor and hosts the full version of the Windows 8 operating system, giving it the power and performance of a high-end laptop.

Available in 64GB and 128GB models, the slate comes with a specially-designed pen stylus and is capable of running both Windows 7 and Windows 8 applications.

Microsoft has also announced a new 64GB model of the existing Windows RT version of Surface priced at $599 (£377) and confirmed that the tablet will be released in an additional 13 territories.

Surface Pro for Windows 8 tablets

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"The response to Surface has been exciting to see," said Microsoft Surface general manager Panos Panay.

"We're thrilled to continue growing the Surface family with the availability of Surface Windows 8 Pro on February 9 and by increasing the number of places customers can experience Surface first-hand."

New Surface accessories such as Touch Cover Limited Editions in red, magenta and cyan and the Wedge Touch Mouse, Surface Edition will also be released next month.

A UK release date for Surface Pro is yet to be confirmed.

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