Microsoft unveils their new Surface Pro with more battery life and LTE
By BreakingFlow / May 24, 2017, 2:02 PM EDT
The new Surface Pro will be available on June 15th, starting at $799 for the intel m3 option.
This is not the Surface Pro 5, Microsoft says that this is only the *new* Surface Pro from now on. Their tablet / laptop hybrid has not changed much on the outside, the new things are on the inside with about 800 new custom parts in the new Surface Pro.
The computer now comes with new Intel seventh-generation Kaby Lake processor, you can choose a Core m3 or a Core i5 with a fan-less design for a quiet machine or a Core i7 with the traditional fan design. To have fan-less options also means that this processors are more energy efficient.
All this changes helps the machine to have 13.5 of battery life, a 50% from the previous generation Surface Pro 4, a great improvement.
On the accessories side, the Surface will not include the keyboard cover or the pen, this are redesigned and you will need to purchase them individually. Just like the Surface Laptop, Micrososft is pushing its new Alcantara style for the Surface Pro keyboard, this will cost $159 and the traditional black Type Cover will cost $129.
The new pen is more responsive and less laggy, also will detect if you tilt it. This will cost $99. The screen will have support for the Surface Dial from the Surface Studio, you put it on top of the display and helps you to interact with apps like Sketchable.
For the first time, the Surface Pro will have the option to include LTE connectivity.
The new Surface Pro its available for preorder here.