Windows Surface tablets appear on Amazon, including cheaper pro version

The Windows Surface tablets show on Amazon.de don't have pricing but there is one surprise: An unannounced version of the Surface Pro.

Amazon's Germany site lists five models of Microsoft's new Surface tablet PC, including a smaller 32GB model previously unannounced.

The Surface product pages don't list prices or release dates, but simply direct users to sign up via email to be notified when they become available.

Four of the 10.6-inch tablets (spotted on the German forum NetzwerkTotal) match the models Microsoft unveiled during its Surface announcement, as well as the specs sheet available on Microsoft's Surface website.

Windows 8 Pro Surface Tablets

Two Windows 8 Pro Surface tablets we've reported on are listed: one with 64GB of flash memory and the other with 128GB. The Surface Pro tablets are the beefier models, with Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge processors and the full version of Windows 8. They are also expected to cost more than typical tablets--more in line with Ultrabooks, the main competition for the Surface Pro.

According to The Next Web, sources close to Microsoft claim the Surface Pro will start at $999 (while the Surface RT tablet would start at $599). This would actually put the Surface Pro 64GB model several hundred dollars above some of the more recently announced Ultrabooks that range in price from $599 to $799.

However, Amazon Germany has also revealed a surprise 32GB Surface Pro model, with the same processor and presumably similar other hardware features (e.g., full HD display, USB 3.0, 42 watt-hour battery, stylus pen support).

Again, although no prices are available yet, this 32GB model is apparently a cheaper, entry-level version that could really give laptops and Ultrabooks a run for their money.

Quad-Core Surface Tablets

There also are two Surface RT models with NVidia 3 quad-core processors, one with 32GB of flash storage and the other with 64GB of flash storage.

Although Amazon Germany doesn't list any other detailed specs for the Surface RT tablets, we know from previous news that these RT tablets will be the thinner and lighter versions running the tablet-optimized version of Windows 8.

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