Microsoft has revealed that the Surface Pro will be coming to Japan on June 7th, and the localized version of the Intel-powered tablet differs slightly from what you can get in a Western market. For starters, Microsoft is offering a 256 GB model as well as a 128 GB model, with no option to purchase a 64 GB unit. Pricing starts at ¥119,800 (US$1,170) and ¥99,800 (US$975) for the 256 GB and 128 GB models respectively.
Bundled with any Surface Pro in the country is the full version of Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Business, which comes with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook. In the United States, for example, the only Surface model that comes with Office pre-installed is the Surface RT, however Japanese buyers get the added bonus of Microsoft's productivity suite when purchasing the Pro.
Also available are a range of exclusive Touch Covers for Japan, which bring new and interesting styles to those who want something different from the standard colored SKUs. While the Surface Pro itself is a special, localized model containing up to 256 GB of storage, the rest of the specifications including the 3rd-generation Intel Core processor remain the same.
Source: Microsoft Store via: LiveSide
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