Microsoft Surface Pro pricing and release dates confirmed for UK, Europe

Microsoft has put a price tag on its Surface Pro for a number of European markets, with the slate to debut before the end of the month in most of them.
Written by Liam Tung, Contributing Writer

The pricing for Microsoft's Surface Pro is beginning to trickle out across Europe today ahead of the tablet's release across the continent later this month.

In the UK, the Surface Pro will go on sale from 23 May and cost around £719 ($1094) for the 64GB device and £799 ($1216) for the 128GB version.

Meanwhile, Microsoft Germany has just announced the 64GB Surface Pro will start at €879 while the 128GB model will cost €979. Both will go on sale on 31 May. Touch and Type covers will be sold alongside at €119 and €129 respectively.

Microsoft Sweden will release the Surface Pro on 30 May with a recommended retail price of 7,895 SEK ($1182) for the 64GB model and 8,695 SEK ($1302) for the 128GB model. It will be available from retail chains Media Markt and SIBA. 

In the Netherlands, Microsoft has opened a temporary retail pop-up in Amsterdam. The shop will remain open from 14 May to 9 June  to showcase the Surface Pro and Windows 8 products from OEM partners. Microsoft will sell the Surface Pro from 30 May there and in retail partner stores. It's promoting a 64GB model for €886 ($1,140) and a 128GB model for €986 ($1,268).

Microsoft Portugal has also just announced the Surface Pro will be available from 30 May online, as well as at retailers Worten, El Corte Inglés, FNAC, Media Markt and Staples. The 64GB Pro will cost €879 ($1,131) while the 128GB model will cost €979 ($1,260). 

Microsoft Australia's recommended pricing for the Surface Pro starts at AU$999 ($979) for the 64GB model and AU$1,099 ($1,078) for the 128GB. 

The device is also expected to be available by the end of May in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Hong Kong. By the end of June it will be available in Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.

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