Microsoft Surface Pro 256GB debuts in Japan

Priced at 119,800 Yen ($1186), the 256GB variant of the Surface Pro is cheaper than the 128GB version available in the UK, which is priced at £799 even though it has got double the storage and built-in Office Home & Business 2013. The productivity suite contains Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and Outlook.UK consumers have to buy the Office 2013 suite separately which adds to the cost.

The tablet will have a usable space of 208GB. Some of the other applications that come pre-installed with the Surface Pro are Windows Mail, SkyDrive, Internet Explorer 10, Bing and Skype. The Surface Pro is powered by third-generation Intel Core i5 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM.

There has been no information about the availability of 256GB version of Surface Pro in the US and UK at the time of this writing.