Microsoft at its much-anticipated “Microsoft Event” in Shanghai launched the all-new Surface Pro 2-in-1.
The new Microsoft Surface Pro will be available at a starting price of $799 which is roughly Rs. 52,000. Microsoft will be selling the Surface Pro Type Cover with Alcantara fabric separately at $159 which is roughly Rs. 10,500 while the regular black Type Covers have been priced at $129 (roughly Rs. 8,500). The next-generation Surface Pen will be sold separately at $99 which is roughly Rs. 6,500.
The Surface Pro features a 12.3-inch PixelSense display and supports up to 165-degree hinge. The company at the launch claimed that the Surface Pro’s hinge will not break even if bent too far. With up to 165-degree hinge, the Surface Pro can be used in a nearly flat layout. The new Surface Pro runs on Windows 10 Pro and also includes Office 30-day trial.
The all-new Surface Pro will also came with optional 4G LTE connectivity support. The LTE enabled model of the Surface Pro will be priced slightly higher than regular model. It will support Micro-SIM or eSIM cards.
The company also introduced the next-generation Surface Pen which will be available alongside the new Surface Pro. The upgraded Surface Pen features 4096 levels of pressure and supports tilt sensitivity as well as 21 milliseconds latency. At the launch, Panos Panay, Corporate VP of Devices at Microsoft, claimed that the new Surface Pro packs about 800 new custom parts. It sports an 8-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera as well as 5-megapixel front-facing camera.