I’m going to say this and get it out-of-the-way. I was pleasantly surprised by the new Microsoft Surface Pro. Yesterday’s event in Shanghai revealed some key new products from the software giant that may not have wowed the consumer market but will certainly be big players for Microsoft. We’ll get to that later. Right now let’s take a look at the latest rendition of the Surface Pro.
As expected, the new Surface Pro dropped the numerical nomenclature which was probably a smart move on Microsoft’s part. It doesn’t look like the pro will be going away any time soon and who wants a Surface Pro 13, seriously. Anyway, most of the leaked details of the new Pro were spot on but Microsoft surprised me with one new feature no one saw coming.
That’s right, later this year the all new Surface Pro will add a LTE Advanced model to the line-up. No official statement on release or pricing but it brings a whole new dimension to an already very versatile device.
The other updates to the Pro include a huge bump in battery life to 13.5 hours, Alcantara® material keyboard covers, and matching Surface Pens that boast deeper integration with Office Apps.
One thing that wasn’t a surprise was the price of the latest Pro. Keeping in the Surface tradition, the new models will set you back a pretty penny. The entry-level, Core m3 with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD hard drive will set you back $799 and that doesn’t include a keyboard cover or the Surface Pen. If you want to go all the way, the Core i7 with 1TB of storage and 16GB RAM is only $2699. Regardless, the Surface Pro is wildly popular in many circles and it will sell.
Check out all the available options below.
The Surface Pro is already available for pre-order and is planned to ship on 6/15/2017. Get yours today below. Accessories, however, don’t appear to be available, yet.