January 23, 2013 3:25pm
Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it will be bringing its Surface Windows 8 Pro to Canada in both 64GB and 128GB versions on February 9th. We have now confirmed that the 64GB model will cost $919 and the 128GB version will set you back $1019. As with the Surface RT, these prices add a $20 premium to the base USD price of the tablet, which is a frustrating reality considering the Canadian dollar is currently stronger than its US counterpart. Neither model will be bundled with a Touch or Type Cover, which costs $129 and $139 respectively.
Another revelation from yesterday’s news is that Microsoft is adding a standalone 64GB Surface RT to its lineup for $619. Currently, Canadians can only purchase the 64GB version of the Surface RT with an included black Touch Cover for $719. This new SKU will allow potential buyers to purchase a Touch Cover in a colour other than black or, for $10 more, a Type Cover for $139.99. The $719 Touch Cover bundle is still cheaper in the long run if users plan to purchase a Cover of some sort.
Alongside the Surface Windows 8 Pro, Microsoft will begin selling three special edition Touch Covers in red, magenta and cyan for $139.99, the same price as a black Type Cover.
The Surface Windows 8 Pro will be sold at the Microsoft Store at Yorkdale Mall and pop-up stores around the country, as well as Microsoft’s online store.