During today’s Microsoft event from Shanghai, the Redmond giant unveiled its latest Surface Pro tablet, as expected. It’s in fact an upgraded Surface Pro 4 and it simply goes by the name of “Surface Pro”. This machine stands out through an impressive battery, expected to offer up to 13.5 hours of functioning time on a charge.
Inside there’s the latest gen Intel Kaby Lake CPU series, with options going from Core m and Core i5 (fanless) to Intel Core i7 with fan included. The famous Microsoft kickstand is kept, but in a new version and you can also get the Surface Pen stylus for $99. That accessory provides 4096 levels of pressure and a 21 ms latency. Upfront we find the same 12.3 inch PixelSense screen, but with a changed resolution of 2256 x 1504 pixels.
A novelty here is the support for 4G LTE and we also get USB 3.0 connectivity, WiFi and a microSIM and eSIM slot. Omnisonic speakers also make the cut with Dolby Audio Premium acoustics. The tablet will be sold with 4, 8 or 16 GB of RAM and 128, 256 or 512 GB of flash storage. Microsoft Surface Pro provides 13.5 hours of video playback on the Core i5 model, which is quite the bump from the 9 hours promised for the Surface Pro 4.
New Alcantara Type Covers will be available, in cobalt blue, burgundy and platinum. The hing sits lower for drawing (165 degree range of motion) and the version with the fan will be reasonably quiet, at just 18 dB. The Surface Pro is up for preorder right not starting at $799. It ships on June 15th.