Microsoft announced the new Surface Pro
Microsoft has announced the new Surface Pro computer. This convertible computer, which is not numbered like the Surface Pro 4, Pro 3, is now simply named as Surface Pro. This new computer was announced today at the Microsoft event in Shanghai, China. Although China was chosen for the introduction of this computer, the brand new computer will be sold worldwide on June 15th.
Looks like the previous Surface Pro devices, though, Microsoft made some little but significant changes with the new model such as the reduced weight to 0.77 kg. Available with the seventh-generation Intel Kaby Lake processor option, this computer comes with fanless Core m3 and Core i5 versions. In addition, it has the top model with Intel Core i7 processor with a fan. The computer has a PixelSense screen with a 12.3, 3: 2 aspect ratio. This screen provides a visual experience with 267 ppi pixel density, which is very sharp when the normal use distance is considered.
Microsoft notes that the battery life is increased by 50 percent compared to Pro 4, with the possibility of working up to 13.5 hours on a single charge. In addition, a new hinge system is used on the support foot so that the device can be used at a very wide angle of 165 degrees, such as Surface Studio, tilted to the surface. So with Microsoft’s newly designed Surface Pen, it is also comfortable to use. Microsoft is defining its newly developed Surface Pen as the “fastest digital pen in the market” . The Surface Pen offers 4096 pressure levels and a low delay of 21 milliseconds. There is also a tilt sensitivity. The pen is not included with the new model though. Those who want to buy it for a price of $ 99. The new pen will also work on existing devices, but the tilt sensitivity can only be used with Surface Pro. When the pen is tilted, the angle of the surface is clear, so better shading and ink enhancement can be achieved.
Microsoft Surface Pro also offers accessories such as keyboards and cases. Just like on the Surface Laptop, Pro’s keyboard can also be chosen with Alcantara. Offered in the same colors as the Surface Laptop, the Alcantara keyboard is offered for $159 while the fabric version costs less at $129. New Pro model does not have a USB-C port. Instead, there is a Surface connector, USB, mini DisplayPort. In the meantime, Microsoft is introducing LTE for the first time in a Surface Pro model. The LTE version includes microSIM and eSIM support, and their prices will be slightly higher than in versions without LTE. The new Microsoft convertible computer is now available for sale at a price tag of $ 799 abroad. As mentioned above, shipments will start on June 15th in 26 countries.