Microsoft announced they will launch a new Surface Pro. The new hybrid laptop/tablet will carry on in the tradition of previous Surface Pro models, maintaining the iconic design, with the detachable keyboard, and have some powerful new specs under the hood.
The new Surface Pro will have a 12.3” PixelSense display, and will reportedly last a total of 13.5 hours, making it a solid travel laptop. Continuing the tradition of past iterations in the Surface Pro line, it will come with the option of the new Surface Pen and the signature Type Covers that will ensure you can be as creative or productive as you want on the go.
Ranging from around $799 USD to a staggering $2,699 USD comes in a similar price point to last year’s Surface Pro 4. For that money, the Surface Pro will offer a lighter and ultimately more powerful unit. The new Surface Pro features Kirby Lake chips under the hood that should boost performance around 20 per cent when compared to last years offering.
Microsoft has also opted to have a new fanless option in the Surface Pro range. With the Core m3 model that only weighs 1.69lbs, making it one of the lightest hybrid laptops currently on the market. At the high-end, the Surface Pro will offer the new Kirby Lake i7 with Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 and 16GB Ram, ensuring you can do any work you can think of on this device.
While the Surface Pro is not a gaming PC even, on the high-end, for anyone looking to do some light gaming, along with word processing or even video editing, this new offering should get the job done with little to no trouble.
|Operating System||Windows 10
Microsoft Office 30-day trial
|Exterior||Dimensions: 11.50” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292mm x 201mm x 8.5mm)
7th Generation Intel® Core™ m3 weight: 1.69lbs (768g)
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 weight: 1.70lbs (770g)
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 weight: 1.73lbs (784g)Mechanical features: Magnesium body, kickstand with full-friction multi-position hinge to 165 degrees, magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
Physical buttons: volume, power
|Display||Screen: 12.3” PixelSense™ Display
Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Touch: 10 point multi-touch
|Processor||7th Generation Intel® Core™ m3 7Y30
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
|Graphics||Intel® HD Graphics 615 (m3)
Intel® HD Graphics 620 (i5)
Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (i7)
|Memory||4GB/8GB/16GB RAM 1866Mhz LPDDR3|
|Storage||Solid State Drive (SSD) 128/256/512GB or 1TB PCIe NVMe|
|Security||TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
|Network||Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible, Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology|
|Battery||Up to 13.5 hours of battery life|
|Cameras, Video and Audio||Windows Hello face sign-in camera (front-facing) 5.0MP front-facing Camera with 1080p HD video
8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
|Ports||Full-size USB 3.0
microSDXC card reader
3.5mm Headphone jack
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor
|Power supply||24 W power supply (Intel® Core™ m3)
44 W power supply with USB charging port (Intel® Core™ i5 and Core™ i7)
|In the box||Surface Pro
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents
|Warranty||One-year limited hardware warranty|
The new Surface Pro is currently up for pre-order and will be available in June at a starting price of $799 USD.