Microsoft didn't have an official presence at CES, but that didn't stop the company from letting journalists get up close and personal with its Surface Pro at a special briefing. The tablet, which features a full version of Windows 8 Pro and is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, which will allow users to run full Windhows desktop programs. The Pro will also support pen input.
Overall, the $899 device should offer better performance and usability than the standard Microsoft Surface. However, we're still wary of the tablet's battery life, which is estimated to be just 4 hours.