Surface Pro coming to Japan with 256GB version

By Picturepan2 | Posted May 29, 2013 14 comments

Microsoft Japan announced that the Surface Pro will be available in Japan on June 7th. The versions of Surface Pro will be 128GB and 256GB, and there is no 64GB. Thanks to the Translator, we learn that the Japanese pricing info via @SurfaceJP:

  • Surface Pro 256GB: 119,800 JPY / 1,170 USD
  • Surface Pro 128GB: 99,800 JPY / 975 USD

Surface Pro coming to Japan with 256GB version

Importantly, the Surface Pro Japan edition comes with Office 2013 Home & Business software built-in and the 2 versions run on Windows 8 Pro. Other specs are same as international Surface devices. Japanese customers can get some Touch Cover accessories exclusive to Japan.

Surface Pro coming to Japan with 256GB version

Please note, Japan is the second market which has region specific edition. Last month, Microsoft launched the first region specific edition in China: Surface China. Though it has Office 2013 built-in as Japan editions do, it runs on Windows 8 (not Pro) and has no 256GB version.

This week, Surface Pro comes to more west European countries as Microsoft announced. (via LiveSino)

Posted May 29th, 2013 at 2:07 am
Category: News
Tags: Japan, Surface, Surface Pro
  • TALAN1314

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  • Andy D

    I’d love to have a 256GB version appear stateside!

    • Peter

      Just wait for the Build conference June 26-28. We should hear more about future Surface releases then, and at that time Haswell is available too.

  • Andy D

    I’d love to have a 256GB version appear stateside!

    • http://www.facebook.com/peter.banziger.1 Peter Bänziger

      Just wait for the Build conference June 26-28. We should hear more about future Surface releases then, and at that time Haswell is available too.

  • lecorbu

    Like to see a 512gb with 16 gab ram and updated processor. MacBook Air will get the chipset…..

  • lecorbu

    Like to see a 512gb with 16 gab ram and updated processor. MacBook Air will get the chipset…..

  • Trent Larson Larson

    OEM’s charge too much for SSD upgrades. I put a 256 SSD into my Toshiba for 200 dollars. MS will probably charge 400 for the same thing. Surface needs more storage because after the W8 recovery partition and all the other bloat you have 60GB left which is pathetic. If the oem’s want to gain traction with these new devices the component costs for wa com, touch, and SSD must come down. Or they can just make a 1500 dollar surface and wonder why sales are tanking. Either that they better make W8 easier for desktop/ non touch systems. If MS wants to push all this tech that requires additional hardware expense then they better figure out how to drive component costs down. Otherwise, they will sell these nice devices to a very small niche group of buyers and overall revenue will tank.

    But for the life of me I can’t figure out when PC margins usually are pretty low and oftentimes in the single digits unlike Apple’s 40 percent margins etc.. But when it comes to SSD they feel they can sell a 256 SSD that costs them 120 dollars and mark it up to 300-400 dollars. Then they cry nobody buys their 1500 hundred dollar laptop. Sort of like buying BD R media at the retail level. Its like 3X higher then online costs. HDMI cables used to be the same thing costing 3X more then online. Eventually somebody will sell a ultrabook with W8 with 256 SSD for 1000 dollars and only then will you start to see some traction. Just because W8 requires all this new HW does not mean the average joe will suddenly feel like its necessary to spend 2X more for a PC.

    There is no doubt that the newer Haswell systems with larger SSD will be good with W8.1.. question is at what price.

    • Iain Simpson

      I see your speaking out of your ass a bit, if you check the prices above and the difference between the 128 and 256 is less than $200 which is cheaper than what you paid for yours. Like most people you just blab about shit and don’t know what you are talking about just to make MS look bad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/trent.larson.507 Trent Larson

    OEM’s charge too much for SSD upgrades. I put a 256 SSD into my Toshiba for 200 dollars. MS will probably charge 400 for the same thing. Surface needs more storage because after the W8 recovery partition and all the other bloat you have 60GB left which is pathetic. If the oem’s want to gain traction with these new devices the component costs for wa com, touch, and SSD must come down. Or they can just make a 1500 dollar surface and wonder why sales are tanking. Either that they better make W8 easier for desktop/ non touch systems. If MS wants to push all this tech that requires additional hardware expense then they better figure out how to drive component costs down. Otherwise, they will sell these nice devices to a very small niche group of buyers and overall revenue will tank.

    But for the life of me I can’t figure out when PC margins usually are pretty low and oftentimes in the single digits unlike Apple’s 40 percent margins etc.. But when it comes to SSD they feel they can sell a 256 SSD that costs them 120 dollars and mark it up to 300-400 dollars. Then they cry nobody buys their 1500 hundred dollar laptop. Sort of like buying BD R media at the retail level. Its like 3X higher then online costs. HDMI cables used to be the same thing costing 3X more then online. Eventually somebody will sell a ultrabook with W8 with 256 SSD for 1000 dollars and only then will you start to see some traction. Just because W8 requires all this new HW does not mean the average joe will suddenly feel like its necessary to spend 2X more for a PC.

    There is no doubt that the newer Haswell systems with larger SSD will be good with W8.1.. question is at what price.

    • Iain Simpson

      I see your speaking out of your ass a bit, if you check the prices above and the difference between the 128 and 256 is less than $200 which is cheaper than what you paid for yours. Like most people you just blab about shit and don’t know what you are talking about just to make MS look bad.

  • Man Huynh

    what the heck? we are American and looks like Microsoft think we are just need 128GB max. silly marketing plan.

  • Man Huynh

    what the heck? we are American and looks like Microsoft think we are just need 128GB max. silly marketing plan.