Microsoft's Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet will hit stores on February 9th in Canada and the US.

Expect to pay $899 for the tablet alone with 64 GB of storage, or $999 for the 128 GB version.

The Surface Pro comes with its own stylus or 'Surface pen' and is more power-packed the Surface RT, which has been available for the past few months.

The 10.6-inch, Intel i5-powered Surface Pro runs Windows 8 and current Windows 7 applications with a full HD 1920 X 1080 pixel resolution display.

Microsoft will also sell a version of the 64 GB Surface RT without a keyboard cover for $599 - that's $100 lower than the current 64 GB Surface RT with touch cover.

Additionally, three limited-edition type covers in red, magenta and cyan will be available for $129.99 each plus there's an option to buy a Surface Edition Wedge Touch Mouse for $69.95.

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