Price, details of Surface models from Microsoft

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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, file photo, Microsoft store product advisor Stuart Pitts displays the new Surface tablet computer as customers enter the store as it opened in Seattle. The Surface is Microsoft's first attempt at a general-purpose computer. In the past, it made the software and left it to other companies to make the machines. But to catch the tablet wave led by Apple's iPad, Microsoft felt it needed to make its own device. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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There are two models of the Surface, one with a low-energy processor featuring Windows RT, and another with an Intel processor featuring Windows 8 Pro.

On Thursday, Microsoft released pricing details on the Pro version.

Here are the specs for both tablets:

—Windows RT version of Surface

Weight: About 1.5 lbs. (676 grams)

Thickness: 9.3 mm

Screen: 10.6 inches (diagonal) with ClearType HD Display

Connections: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae (for wireless communications)

Processor: Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3

Storage options: 32 Gigabytes and 64 Gigabytes

Price: $499 for 32 GB version, $699 for 64 GB version.

Availability: Sales began Oct. 26 at Microsoft's stores and website.

Extras: Touch Cover, which has working, printed keyboard on inside surface but whose keys don't move when pushed, will cost $100 extra when purchased with the 32 GB version (It's $120 if bought separately). It's included with 64 GB version. Type Cover, with keys that move, costs $130.

— Windows 8 Pro version of Surface

Weight: About 2 lbs. (903 grams)

Thickness: 13.5 mm

Clear: 10.6 inches (diagonal) with ClearType Full HD Display

Connections: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae (for wireless communications)

Processor: Intel Core i5 with HD Graphics 4000

Storage options: 64 GB and 128 GB

Price: $899 for 64 GB version; $999 for 128 GB version.

Availability: January.

Extras: Stylus is included. Optional Touch Cover for $120 or Type Cover for $130.

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