Microsoft Surface Pro update brings Kaby Lake CPU and 13.5 hours of battery life
Microsoft unveils a new Surface Pro that comes with 7th generation Intel processors (Kaby Lake, m3, i5 and i7), an improved PixelSense display, LTE Advanced connectivity and battery life up to 13.5 hours in video playback, which is remarkable increase relative to the nine hours of the previous generation.
The m3 and i5 models also come without a cooling fan. Microsoft calls this “the lightest, the fastest and quietest Surface Pro ever to make.” The company also claims the device is 1.7 times faster than the iPad Pro.
While the device itself looks almost identical to the previous model, if we look closely we can see slightly rounded edges and new design for the hinge. Now the tablet can stand up to 165 degrees – or in “Studio Mode,” as Microsoft says.
There is also a new Surface Pen, whose sensitivity increases from 1024 levels of pressure to the remarkable 4096 levels. It also comes with tilt sensitivity along with 21ms latency. Here we have to mention, that Surface Pen it’s not included with the new model Surface Pro and if you need one, you have to pay $99.
The new Surface Pro comes with new Alcantara keyboard in three colors: platinum, cobalt blue and burgundy, however same as the Surface Pen you have to order it separately which will cost you extra $159.
Pre-orders start today, and prices start at $799 for the Intel Core m3 version with 128GB SSD and 4GB of RAM and goes up to $2,699 for Intel Core i7 with 1TB SSD with 16GB of RAM. Deliveries will take place from mid-June. Source: Microsoft
|Dimensions||11.5” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)|
|Display||Screen: 12.3” PixelSense™ DisplayResolution: 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)Aspect Ratio: 3:2Touch: 10 point multi-touch|
|Memory||4GB, 8GB, or 16GB RAM|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ 7th-generation m3, i5, or i7|
|Security||TPM chip for enterprise securityEnterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in|
|Software||Windows 10 ProOffice 30-day trial|
|Sensors||Ambient light sensorAccelerometerGyroscope|
|Storage2||Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB|
|What’s in the box||Surface ProPower SupplyQuick Start GuideSafety and warranty documents|
|Weight**||m3: 1.69 lbs (768 g)i5: 1.70 lbs (770 g)i7: 1.73 lbs (784 g)|
|Battery Life||Up to 13.5 hours of video playback|
|Graphics||Intel® HD Graphics 615 (m3)Intel® HD Graphics 620 (i5)Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (i7)|
|Connections||1 x Full-size USB 3.0microSDXC card readerSurface Connect3.5mm Headphone jackMini DisplayPortCover port|
|Camera, video and audio||Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p Full HD videoDual microphones1.6W Stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatibleBluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology|
|Exterior||Volume key and power keySurface Pen*Surface Keyboard*Surface Mouse*|
|Warranty||1-year limited hardware warranty|