There are no concrete release date or price details regarding the Pro yet. It is vaguely supposed to be released around Jan/Feb. There's been some speculation that MS might be holding out / delaying to put Haswell into the Pro. I'm thinking the chance of this this are pretty slim, but I would welcome it if true. Haswell is supposed to bring very significant leaps in performance and battery life, but it's not due out until mid 2013. MS might have a deal with Intel to get Haswell for the Pro sooner - but that's pure speculation. What do you think the chances of this happening, and would you actually prefer it if MS delayed the Pro until it's got Haswell (say around May)?