New Microsoft Surface Pro released in India at Rs 64,999

Microsoft has just released the fifth generation of Surface Pro in India. Priced at Rs 64,999 it replaces Surface Pro 4 which was launched in India 2016. That being said the all-new Surface Pro retains some of the older bits of hardware like the 12.3-inch display that offers a resolution of 2160×1440 along with a pixel intensity of 267ppi. Other unchanged bits on the new Surface Pro include an 8-Megapixel rear camera and a 5-Megapixel front camera. Well, the similarity also creeps into the design, but that is where it ends.

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5th Gen Surface Pro released in India

Vineet Durani, Microsoft India, said:

We are delighted to announce the launch of Surface Pro in India and offer our consumers another superior device that will enable them create, study, work and play virtually anywhere. We continue to push boundaries to better serve the needs of our customers who are seeking greater mobility and power in their devices to stay productive. The new Surface Pro delivers the versatility of a laptop and a creative studio in one thin, lightweight device.

Microsoft Surface Pro comes with an all-new seventh-generation Kaby Lake processor that is not just faster than its predecessor but is also more efficient. Talking about efficiency, Microsoft claims that the Surface Pro offers 13.5 hours of battery life which is double than that of the Pro 4 and 35% more than the Apple iPad Pro. On the computing front, the Kaby Lake processor helps achieve processing power that is 2.5x as that of its the Surface Pro 3.

The Microsoft Surface Pro comes with an Intel core m3 with HD Graphics 615. Storage options on the device range from 128GB to 512GB SSD hard drive while the RAM options include 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB capacity. Both the front and the rear camera offer FHD (1080p) video recording. The Surface Pro comes with a 1.6W Stereo speaker with Dolby Audio Premium and stereo microphones.

The Surface range of laptops are known for their robust hinge mechanism, and the new Surface Pro is no different. The 165-degree range of motion enables Studio Mode, a configuration that is best suited for writing, sketching, and drawing. It is also worth mentioning that the new Surface Pen comes with 4,096 pressure points and supports new inking features in Office apps. The new Microsoft Surface Pro will be available for purchase in India across both Microsoft Stores as well as retail stores and online websites.

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