The Surface Pro's arrival is only a matter of weeks away, according to a tweet today from Microsoft.
"On my way to the factory to check out #Surface Pro coming off the line...arriving in the coming weeks," tweeted Panos Panay, general manager of Microsoft's Surface products.
This should be of no great surprise, of course. When Microsoft announced the Surface tablet last year, it said the Windows 8 Pro model would be available about 90 days after the release of the Surface RT.
That model was released on October 26, so the 90-day
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