In November, the general manager of Microsoft's Surface division, Panos Panay, announced on Microsoft's blog that the Surface Pro version of the tablet, running on Windows 8 Pro, would be out sometime in January. Now that January is halfway over, Microsoft has still not announced a specific release date.
On Tuesday, Panay used his Twitter account to post a quick update on the Surface Pro:
On my way to the factory to check out #Surface Pro coming off the line…arriving in the coming weeks.— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) January 15, 2013
We tried to message Panay via Twitter to see if "in the coming weeks" meant "in the next two weeks" but he did not respond to our message. So far, Microsoft has not announced any delays in the launch of the Surface Pro so, for the moment, we will still assume the tablet will arrive before the end of the month.
As we have reported before, the 64 GB version of the Surface Pro, running on an Intel Core i5 processor, will be priced at $899, while the 128 GB Surface Pro unit will be priced at $999. The prices do not include the Touch or Type covers but do include a new stylus.
Source: Panos Panay on Twitter | Image via Microsoft