The world may not yet be convinced whether or not the Surface Pro Tablet release date is anything to get excited about or not, but Microsoft clearly has high hopes. Just as was the case with the Surface RT launch which came and went without much of a bang, the Surface Pro is to officially hit the shelves at midnight on the eve of the high-power Tablet PC’s official launch date.
Friday February 8th will see Microsoft hosting a high-profile reception event for invited guests only, which will be followed by the official commercial launch of the Surface Pro Tablet at midnight. All of the above will be taking place in New York City as Best Buy’s Union Square outlet.
Exactly who has made it onto Microsoft’s guest list remains a mystery as the company has made no boned in letting us all know that members of the press are well and truly excluded. We do know however that Panos Panay and various executives from Microsoft’s Windows team will be on hand to cozy up to influential figures and plead the worth of the Surface Pro Tablet.
The Surface Pro Tablet from Microsoft has somehow managed to eclipse the Surface RT as the most highly-debated and to some extent criticized Tablet of the past 12-months. Technically, the Surface Pro is in fact more of an Ultrabook PC masquerading as a Tablet, albeit while delivering half the battery life of the RT version, only 83GB of 128GB storage available for actual use by the owner and a price tag as near as makes no difference to $1,000.
Microsoft remains adamant that the Surface Pro’s unprecedented specs, features and power make it a force to be reckoned with an unstoppable success story in the making – critical parties however insist the Pro is targeting a market that doesn’t exist.
We’ll have all the answers we could ever wish for in just a couple of weeks.