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Microsoft has confirmed pricing of Surface with Windows 8 Pro. Variety of Surface tablets were introduced back in June, but those tablets runs Windows RT, and it was still unknown when Microsoft will be launching Surface tablet with Windows 8 Pro and with what price. Now Microsoft announced that Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro starts at $899 for 64GB model and $999 for 128GB model. Both tablets will be available in January, but there’s no word about the pre-orders yet.
The device itself looks similar as Surface RT, with “VaporMg” casing and built-in kickstand. Surface with Windows 8 Pro also packs 10.6-inch display with 16:9 aspect ratio. Biggest difference to Surface RT is that Pro version has screen resolution of 1,920-by-1080(1,366-by-768 in RT model). There’s also Core i5 CPU and mini display port that can output a 2,560-by-1,440 resolution and full size USB 3.0 port.
Microsoft have told that DirectX 11.1 will be only for Windows 8. The company’s Daniel Moth states that DirectX 11.1 is exclusive “for all practical purposes” to Windows 8-based platforms, including Windows RT and Windows Server 2012. So if you are Windows 7 users and “hardcore” gamer, you should change to use Windows 8 in some point. What exactly will DirectX 11.1 add to the 3D graphics API? There’s a list of all supported features on the Microsoft’s site, but most of them offers little interest for gamers.