Microsoft SA managing director Mteto Nyati yesterday tweeted that the company will be launching Surface Pro locally in the second half of 2013, which is around June/July. Pricing and availability details aren’t available yet and Microsoft will have a tough challenge eking out a profit where others like Dell and Gigabyte have already begun to steal the limelight, especially since they don’t run on ARM chips but are on Intel’s Atom Z-series and Core i3 mobile chips. Surface Pro is powered by Intel’s Core i5-3317U dual-core at 1.7GHz, uses either 64 or 128GB of storage, peaks out at 4GB of RAm and has been rated by iFixit with a score of 1/10 in terms of repairability. In the US, the 128GB Surface Pro retails for $1050.

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