The Microsoft Surface Pro tablet makes its official debut at London Drugs tomorrow. The highly anticipated device pairs the convenience of a tablet with the functionality of a laptop computer. Equipped with a standard version of Windows 8 and the ability to run touch enhanced versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, the Surface Pro promises robust computing in a slimmed-down package. Customers can secure their Surface Pro online through the London Drugs website. Devices will be available for pickup at BC locations on February 9th, Alberta and Saskatchewan locations on February 11th, and Winnipeg locations on February 12th.
“It’s lighter than a notebook, runs more applications than a conventional tablet and it’s more portable than a laptop,” said Cedric Tetzel, Merchandise Manager – Computers, London Drugs. “The Surface Pro is unlike anything customers have seen before and it will change consumer expectations of what can be done using devices in the tablet category.”
Microsoft is offering US-Canada parity pricing for Surface products. The 128 Gb Surface Pro is $999.00 and the 64Gb Surface Pro is $899.00. Both models include Windows 8.
London Drugs is also carrying a full line up of Surface accessories such as the TypeCover ($129.99), the TouchCover ($119.99 – $129.99) and the HDAV adapter ($39.99). The Surface RT, Microsoft’s first version of the Surface tablet, is also available at London Drugs ($599.99 for the 32GB with TouchCover, $699.00 for the 64Gb with TouchCover).
London Drugs’ Computer Managers will be available to demonstrate the new Surface Pro as well as support customers in the migration of their information from previous devices.