Microsoft Surface Pro on sale in Australia May 30th

The Surface Pro tablet from Microsoft will go on sale in Hong Kong tomorrow and in the UK next week, and now Microsoft has confirmed that Australians will get their chance to buy the Windows 8 Pro device on May 30th.

The official Microsoft Australia blog reports that on that day, the Surface Pro will be made available to order online via the local Microsoft Store website, along with the JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman retail stores. The 64 GB version will be priced at $999 RRP and the 128 GB version will have a price of $1,099 RRP.

As in other countries where the Surface Pro is sold, the prices for the Australian version don't include the optional Type or Touch covers. They have prices of $139.99 RRP and $149.99 RRP, respectively.

We are still waiting to hear for the launch dates for the Surface Pro in a bunch of other countries. The tablet is scheduled to go on sale by the end of May in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. By the end of June, it will go on sale in Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, and Thailand.

Source: Microsoft via WinBeta.org | Image via Microsoft

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Auditor said,
Surface pro... will collect dust on surface once people bought it and play with it for two days.

You forgot to include the following closing statement:

'Sent from my iPad'

Harvey Norman has been selling it for months. I played on one not long after the release at Harvey Norman Aspley.

Surface Pro will be available tomorrow in France too, for 879€ (64gb)

however there is a interesting offer, for 880€ we can have surface pro 64gb + a touch cover, but this offer is limited in time.

link8506 said,
Surface Pro will be available tomorrow in France too, for 879€ (64gb)

however there is a interesting offer, for 880€ we can have surface pro 64gb + a touch cover, but this offer is limited in time.

Holidaying in France atm and played with one in FNAC. Great device. Bit heavy but i could get used to it.

Are u sure the keyboard offer is for the Pro? I thought it might be for the RT?

So tempted to get one but 1 year international warranty is annoying.

There's a new rumor that an 8" Surface RT will go on sale in late June, and that MS might give them out as a gift to people at BUILD.

where did u hear about this rumour? Wouldn't surprise me if a new surface branded device was handed out at BUILD MS usually have some very nice goodies for the devs (and media n00bs).

ingramator said,
where did u hear about this rumour? Wouldn't surprise me if a new surface branded device was handed out at BUILD MS usually have some very nice goodies for the devs (and media n00bs).

I think they will rather give out Surface Pro devices to attendees.

I would be very surprised if a surface mini was to be released before the end of the year when windows 8.1 will be released.

link8506 said,

I would be very surprised if a surface mini was to be released before the end of the year when windows 8.1 will be released.

That would be the thought but they could do a trial for the devs with the dev build of 8.1 so they can work with the new APIs on an 8 inch screen. Guess we'll just have to wait and see!

ingramator said,
where did u hear about this rumour? Wouldn't surprise me if a new surface branded device was handed out at BUILD MS usually have some very nice goodies for the devs (and media n00bs).

After going back to check it seems the original source of this is Digitimes so take it with a pinch of sault.

Still, the big thing with 8.1 is that it does bring support for the smaller 7-8" screened devices thus like you said it wouldn't surprise me if they're given out to devs so they can test the new 8.1 APIs on native 7-8" hardware.

To late as far as I'm concerned. My original plan was to ditch my RT once Pro was available (think mid Jan) but now I'll wait for the next gen of tablets which will likely/hopefully have Intel CPU's much better suited for mobile devices.

trip21 said,
To late as far as I'm concerned. My original plan was to ditch my RT once Pro was available (think mid Jan) but now I'll wait for the next gen of tablets which will likely/hopefully have Intel CPU's much better suited for mobile devices.

I agree. I needed a new tablet/laptop in January, and was waiting for the Surface PRO to come here. Unfortunately its a bit too late now as I already bought one. Will wait for the next gen PRO from Microsoft later this year or early 2014 (hopefully). Unless circumstances change.