Microsoft has just made it official, the Surface Pro (starting at $899) will go on sale Saturday, February 9th online, in Microsoft Stores, Staples and Best Buy.

Featuring a Core i5 or Core i7 Intel processor (according to Cnet) with either 64GB or 128GB of storage, the high-end device with a 1080P display wont come with a Touch or Type Pad, requiring an extra purchase. However, users will get the pressure sensitive pen for note taking.

Originally expected at the end of January, the Surface Pro was bumped back a few weeks due possibly to the new CPU taking longer for production. Although the Surface Pro is slightly larger than its RT sibling, it's expected to be much more powerful and geared towards those in business or with more professional needs.

Microsoft has set up a "Help me choose" comparison chart on their site to better explain the differences between the RT and Pro versions, highlighting their core differences.

Source: Microsoft