Pro. One word—three simple letters—in Microsoft’s Surface lineup makes an enormous difference. Where the Surface RT faltered, Microsoft is hoping the Pro model can be the Windows 8 device we’ve been waiting for all along. This is a braver example of where the tablet/PC markets are headed, a more unified example of our favorite gadgets—one device for all your needs. This is it.

While we enjoyed the experience of the Surface RT, the Surface Pro is a more realized demonstration of the future, and Windows 8 in particular. The Pro is meant to be touched, swiped, coddled, with an impressive design that’s unlike anything on the market. So is this the perfect achievement of software and hardware? We are anxious to find out.

The device itself will run $899 for the 64GB model, and $999 for the 128GB model. Of course, to truly use a Surface Pro to its fullest potential, you need to pick up a Touch or Type cover, which run for $120 and $130, respectively.

Check out the video for our full unboxing, and stay tuned for a full review.