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Tablet cheaper in US

THE next generation tablet – Microsoft's Surface Pro – is on sale in Ireland for 26pc more than in the US.

The new Surface Pro, which will be available here from the end of this month, is described as a cross between a tablet and a PC or similar to an enhanced netbook with a fast processor.

It has an estimated retail price of €879 for the 64GB configuration and €979 for the 128GB configuration in Ireland, and will be on sale via Microsoft's site and Harvey Norman stores here. However, in the US the 64GB version is $899 (€698) and the 128GB system costs $999 (€775).