Microsoft has revealed that Australians will be able to purchase Microsoft Surface Pro tablets from 30 May.
Unlike the Microsoft Surface, the Surface Pro is a fully fledged mobile PC capable of running regular Windows 8 desktop applications. The Surface is able to only run applications downloaded from the Windows Store.
Unlike the ARM-based Surface, the Surface Pro runs an Intel Core i5 processor. It's available in 64GB and 128GB versions, priced at US$899 and US$999. The Surface Pro is a 10.6-inch tablet with a Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) resolution, and features a full-sized USB 3.0 port.
The 64GB Surface Pro will retail for a hefty $999. A model with 128GB of internal storage will have an RRP of $1099. Purchasing a keyboard-equipped cover for the tablet will cost $139.99 for the 'touch' version while the more tactile Type Cover will cost $149.99.
Microsoft launched the Surface Pro in North America in February.