If you're waiting for an official launch date for the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet, you might not have to wait much longer: Jan. 26 could be the day.
A report by CNET says several salespeople at Microsoft stores across the U.S. have confirmed the upcoming tablet will launch late this month. One of those stores said Jan. 26 was the exact date.
Microsoft has previously said January would be the month the Pro version of its tablet launched, but the Redmond, Wash.-based company has not given an exact date.
The closest Microsoft has come to giving a specific day happened in June when it said the Surface Pro would launch "about 90 days" after the Surface RT. In case you can't recall, the Surface RT launched on Oct. 26 -- so Jan. 26 would certainly qualify as "about 90 days" later.
Besides running a more complete version of Windows 8 than the Surface RT, the Surface Pro tablet will also have a higher resolution, 1,920-by-1,080-pixel display than its counterpart and a more powerful Intel Core i5 Processor.
The Surface Pro will start at $899 -- $400 more than the Surface RT.