The Microsoft Surface Pro is a tablet with an Intel Core i5 processor, a 10.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, and 4GB of RAM. It runs Windows 8 Pro software, and comes with a 64GB or larger solid state drive.
Solid state storage is faster, uses less power, and generates less heat than a traditional hard drive. But it’s also substantially more expensive, which is one of the reasons phones and tablets typically have far less storage space than laptop and desktop computers.
But Microsoft is positioning the Surface Pro as a full-fledged PC that just happens to be a little larger than an iPad. So it makes sense for the company to offer models with a decent amount of storage for all your documents, media, and other files.
What doesn’t make quite as much sense is why the company doesn’t offer the 256GB option in the US.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Microsoft offer a new region-specific version of the Surface tablet. Last month the company introduced the Surface China Edition which has hardware similar to the Surface Pro, but which comes with Windows 8 Standard (instead of Pro) and comes preloaded with Office 2013 Home & Student.
via The Verge