Australians get Surface Pro this month

Microsoft's business-focussed tablet PC launches 30 May

Microsoft has revealed that Australians will be able to purchase Microsoft Surface Pro tablets from 30 May.

Unlike the Microsoft Surface, the Surface Pro is a fully fledged mobile PC capable of running regular Windows 8 desktop applications. The Surface is able to only run applications downloaded from the Windows Store.

Unlike the ARM-based Surface, the Surface Pro runs an Intel Core i5 processor. It's available in 64GB and 128GB versions, priced at US$899 and US$999. The Surface Pro is a 10.6-inch tablet with a Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) resolution, and features a full-sized USB 3.0 port.

The 64GB Surface Pro will retail for a hefty $999. A model with 128GB of internal storage will have an RRP of $1099. Purchasing a keyboard-equipped cover for the tablet will cost $139.99 for the 'touch' version while the more tactile Type Cover will cost $149.99.

Microsoft launched the Surface Pro in North America in February.

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