Announced at the May 23rd Microsoft Event in Shanghai, the Surface Pro is Microsoft’s latest addition to its growing Surface family. The new Surface Pro is the most versatile laptop MS’ ever built. It takes the category Surface pioneered and pushes it a meaningful step forward.
Surface Pro brings the creative power of Surface Studio to a mobile form factor with a new hinge that takes the device nearly flat, creating the optimal angle to write or sketch with the Surface Pen.
Also, the new unit was designed from the inside out to bring more power and up to 13.5* hours of battery to a refined version of Surface’s iconic design. It offers uncompromised power and flexibility, all-day battery, enhanced inking with a new Surface Pen and on-screen Surface Dial functionality.
Surface Pro Core i5 and i7 SKUs are lighter, with the same thin iconic design. The core m3 and i5 models are fanless. This required amazing engineering innovations to ensure we delivered a device with the right thermals that can still deliver on power.
Here are some highlights of the new Surface Pro:
- A slightly thinner and lighter body, with rounder edges, at 8.5mm thick and 1.69 pounds (767 grams).
- Seventh generation Intel Core processors, including Core m3, and Core i5 and Core i7 U-series options.
- A fanless design for the Core m3 and Core i5 cpus.
- A kickstand that lowers the Surface to a slightly lower angle, down to 165 degrees, compared to the previous 150 degrees.
- Redesigned stylus, with an impressive 4,096 levels of pressure (up from 1,024 levels)
- New keyboard covers, with similar colors to the Surface Laptop’s, and covered with the same Alcantara fabric.
- Longer battery life, up to 13.5* hours, according to Microsoft.
* Up to 13.5 hours of video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in April 2017 using preproduction Intel Core i5, 256GB, 8 GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.
In sum, Surface Pro is slim, light and incredibly powerful, Surface Pro gives you a best-in-class laptop, plus the versatility of a studio and tablet — while the refined design includes improved battery life and desktop performance.
Microsoft is paving the way forward through exceptional power and performance. Giving users uncompromising mobility; allowing them to create, study, work, and play virtually anywhere. The Surface Pro gives the best of Microsoft at your fingertips. If you’re interested in learning more – contact your PCM representative.
– Alex Kisa Microsoft Surface BDM, PCM, Inc.
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