Following the last week’s leaks and gossips, now Microsoft has officially announced its new and improved Surface Pro. Yes, we are talking about the successor of the Surface Pro 4 (2016). Well, this new model would completely be a different device, because of its redesigned outlook and for the changes made under the hood.
Now the new surface pro is available for pre-orders, with a starting price of $799.99, for the base model. As we discussed earlier, the new Surface Pro is entirely redesigned to become 8.5mm thin and as light as just 1.7lbs.
On the back, it holds a new kind of hinge, which permits a 165-degree movement, i.e. almost a flat angle, which makes it ideal for drawing and writing. Well, it features color switcher profiles, but it isn’t really a very good alternative for the Microsoft’s system-wide color management.
The device will be available in several versions, each containing different 7th generation Intel “Kaby lake”core processors, such as Core m3, Core i5, and Core i7 variant.
Important Surface Pro Specifications
- 12.3-inch (2736 x 1824) PixelSense display with 267 ppi and 3:2 aspect ratio.
- 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of RAM and 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD of internal storage.
- 0MP of autofocus rear camera with 1080p video recording.
- 0MP of font-facing shooter with 1080p video recording.
- 7th Gen Intel Core m3 with HD Graphics 615, i5 with HD Graphics 620, and i7 with iris Plus Graphics 640.
- 6W Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium, dual microphones.
- 1x USB 3.0 connector, 1 x Mini DisplayPort, microSDXC card reader, Mini Display Port, Cover port, Surface connect port and headphone jack.
What’s more! Microsoft designed a new Surface Pen to pack along with the Surface Pro. Well, it has 4096 pressure points, lessen 21 milliseconds latency along with tilt functionality. Yet, you have to purchase the pen by separately paying the amount, just like Apple Pencil at $99.
The new Surface pro will also feature an Alcantara keyboard in three color options such as Platinum, Burgundy and Cobalt Blue priced at $129. Moreover, it offers a Surface Dial for $99.
Finally, the company updates its Office 365 apps with latest inking features to get more advantage of the new surface Pen. Additionally, it announced a Whiteboard, an app available to inking on multiple devices syn-chronically.