Surface Pro pricing and launch date revealed for Switzerland, Italy

Summary:Two more countries have announced when and where Microsoft's latest tablet will go on sale, and how much it will cost.

Switzerland and Italy have become the latest countries to release pricing and availability details for the Surface Pro.

Last week, Microsoft announced that the Pro — previously only available in the US — is to be released in Europe at the end of this month .

Now Switzerland and Italy have joined the likes of the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal in confirming when and where the tablet will go on sale.

In Italy, the tablet will be made available from 30 May at retailers Euronics, Expert, Media World, Saturn and Unieuro, as well as online at microsoftstore.com.

The suggested retail price for the 64GB Pro is €899, and €999 for the 128GB, Microsoft announced on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Surface Pro will also go on sale from 30 May in Switzerland through local branches of Fust, Interdiscount and Media Markt, along with Microsoft's online shop.

Swiss buyers wanting a 64GB Surface can expect to pay in the region of CHF 959 (€770), or CHF 1,059 (€850) for the 128GB. The Touch and Type covers will be sold separately at CHF 130 (€104) and CHF 140 (€112) respectively.

The local pricing and release dates for the Pro have remained fairly consistent across most European countries, with most selling the tablet for in the region of €850-870 for the 64GB and €950-€980 for the 128GB version.

Apart from the UK, where the Surface Pro will launch on 23 May, the rest of Europe will be able to buy the device on 30 or 31 May.

Topics: Microsoft Surface, EU, Tablets

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Jo Best has been covering IT for the best part of a decade for publications including silicon.com, Guardian Government Computing and ZDNet in both London and Sydney.

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