It’s here – the successor to Microsoft Surface Pro 4. The company took advantage of their event in Shanghai to unveil Surface Pro, the latest tablet-laptop hybrid. The specs alone make it faster, lighter and more durable than its predecessor #hardwaremagic
The Surface Pro is pretty much identical to its older brother. The only tiny difference in matters of design can be seen at the edges, which are slightly rounder than before. As for functionality, you’ll notice that this one is much more flexible. Microsoft is letting you push the Surface Pro at a 165 degree angle thanks to the new generation hinge. As it was the case with the Microsoft Surface Laptop, the tablet’s keyboard is covered in the luxe alcantara fabric, which comes in three colors: platinum, cobalt blue and burgundy.
Now that we’ve covered the case and design features, let’s head to internals. Surface Pro features Intel’s 7th-gen Core processors (in Kaby Lake, m3, i5 and i7), a battery that lasts 13.5 hours (impressive, considering the former guaranteed nine hours of action), 4G LTE connection and a faster (21ms latency), more accurate Surface Pen with tilt sensitivity. By the way, the Surface Pen will match the keyboard you choose nicely, since it will sell in the same colors.
What you won’t find on this tablet? First of all, the fans on the m3 and i5 models (yay!). Secondly, the USB Type-C. You’ll have to make do with a Surface connector, USB and mini DisplayPort, like the one found on the Surface Pro 4. Microsoft didn’t forget to mention that their 12.3-inch Surface Pro is 1.7 times faster than the iPad Pro. If it is so, you’ll be the one to judge.
The Surface Pro tablet will begin shipping on June 15th in 26 markets. But you can already make a pre-order. The Microsoft tablet starts from $799 for the 128GB model with 4GB of RAM. Here are the other options.