At first glance, the new Surface Pro looks a lot like the old Surface Pro 4, but it’s “under the hood” that counts this time. “It’s a meaningful change,” explains Microsoft’s Surface chief, Panos Panay. “There are about 800 new custom parts in the new Pro.” Being the 3rd event in the same month, Microsoft is definitely on steroids. The very anticipated product does a very less anticipated design changeover that wil definitely make it’s fans sad. The event began at 4am PT, 7am ET or 12 noon in the UK on 23 May.
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Microsoft is upgrading the Surface Pro to a new Intel 7th-generation Kaby-Lake processor, with a fan-less design on the Core m3 and Core i5 models. This enables Windows to delver a magnificent 13.5 hours of battery life that’ll help any user with a worry-free work life. That’s a huge increase over the Surface Pro 4, and if Microsoft’s claims are accurate then this new Surface Pro will have 50 percent more battery life than the previous model. While the Core m3 and i5 models will ship with a fan-less design, the top model, an Intel Core i7, still includes a fan, obviously for a better performance that doesn’t end up heating your surrounding or indeed you!
The new Surface Pro features the new Alcantara® keyboard in a choice of rich colors, and the next-generation Surface Pen. Now better than ever, the new Surface Pro combines uncompromising mobility with exceptional power and performance.
Just like the Surface Laptop, Microsoft is moving to Alcantara for the Surface Pro keyboard. Platinum, burgundy, and cobalt blue Surface Pro Type Covers will be available separately at $159, alongside a regular black Type Cover without the Alcantara fabric for $129. The new Surface Pen will also be available in these same colors to match. Sadly, just like the Surface Laptop, there’s no USB-C ports on the Surface Pro. It’s the same Surface connector, USB, and mini DisplayPort found on the Surface Pro 4. Yes. See! Microsoft, you are making people go mad and sad, simultaneously! DAMN!
Microsoft’s new Surface Pro is available for preorder today starting at $799. You’ll need to purchase a Type Cover (starting at $129) and Surface Pen ($99) separately, and devices will start shipping on June 15th in 26 countries.
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