Introducing the new Microsoft Surface Pro

May 23, 2017

The new Microsoft Surface Pro has over 800 new design updates. It’s powerful and as usual the thinnest yet! Microsoft says it’s Upgraded, versatile, and exceptionally powerful. 

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Microsoft head of Devices, Panos Panay has introduced the latest upgrade to the loved Surface Pro range of computing devices. The new device goes by the name “Surface Pro“.  Well it’s shifted from the numbers. Maybe a good thing as now we have the Surface Laptop, Surface Book and Surface Studio.

It practically has all the best know traits of the Surface pro’s since inception with added quality from user feedbacks.  

The Surface Pro is Upgraded, versatile, and exceptionally powerful, with iconic Surface design.


Microsoft Surface Pro Design and Specifications

The Surface Pro is the lightest Surface Pro ever at 1.7lbs and 8.5mm thin. It sports more rounded corners. The device also sports a new hinge design with 165 degree studio mode. It  is 12.3″ display at 3:2 aspect ratio and 267 ppi.  It’s powered by the latest 7th generation Intel Core Processor. The Core m3 and i5 variants are the quietest Surface yet with no fans. 

With up to 13.5 hours of battery life Panos said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was able to do his daily rounds without having to recharge. The Surface Pro also supports the new Surface Pen and Surface Dial both on- and off-screen.

Hear what Panos Pany had to say about the device; “The new Surface Pro is 1.5x times faster than the iPad Pro with the latest Intel processors. We now passively cool our core i5 architecture which allows us to remove our fans on the i5 device. We test these products in ways you wouldn’t believe. We test every inch of the product and self-host it. One of our most passionate self-hosters is our CEO, Satya Nadella. Just a few weeks ago Satya sent me and other members of the team an email about his experience with the new Surface Pro. He said it was awesome. He was able to start his day with a fully charged device and go from meeting to meeting all day, doing all that he needed to do – and stayed on all day.”

When it comes to selecting there will be 3 processor variants, Intel Core m3 7Y30, Core i5-7300U, Core i7-7660U. Ram sizes range from 4GB, 8GB or 16GB and storage sizes of 128 GB, 256 GB  512 GB SSD. It has a front camera with 5 MP and rear of 8 MP. Available ports on the device include Add to dictionary card reader, USB 3.0, Headset jack, Mini DisplayPort and Surface Connect.

It’s up for pre-order today in starting at $799 USD with availability on June 15th in 25 markets around the world.

For a hands on the Microsoft Surface Pro, check out what the guys over at Windows Central had to say in this review,

What do you think about the device. Microsoft Laptop or Surface Pro?