Surface Pro available for Education from Feb 9

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Microsoft's surface RT  tablet has had mixed reviews since its launch some months ago. It has been caught in no mans land as it is does not yet have the depth and tech specs of an iPad nor is it a full fledged PC replacement.

It would be fair to say that very few schools have adopted the Surface RT as the educational tablet / PC of choice for those reasons.

However, from February 9 you can can buy the Surface RT's big brother.  The Surface Pro is a fully fledged Intel based tablet with enough grunt to run all your power hungry windows apps whilst still retaining the form factor of it's little brother (almost.)

For mine, the Surface Pro offers the best computer solution for teachers and students due to its mix of power and portability, that neither the iPad or android devices can match.

Pricing for the devices hasn't changed from what was announced in November, which is to say it's a bit steep. A version with 64GB of solid-state storage will set you back $899, while one with 128GB will cost $999.

Kevin Cummins

ICT Consultant with over 60 schools in Victoria Australia. Google Certified Teacher, Masters of I.T Education and above all else husband and dad.