The new Surface Pro offers LTE support and 13.5-hours of Battery life

After two years of launching the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft has finally decided to unveil its successor, the Surface Pro. The new Surface Pro touts of an LTE variant, offers a battery life of 13.5-hours and it comes equipped with the latest seventh generation Intel KabyLake processors. Microsoft has also bundled the Surface Pro with a new Surface Pen that detects up to 4096 pressure levels and tilts as well. Also worth mentioning is the new Type cases that Microsoft has unveiled with the Surface Pro.

The new Surface Pro

The Surface Pro apparently has a smaller footprint but to look at it looks nearly the same as the Surface Pro 4 except for the rounded edges. The hinges on the Surface Pro has also been improvised so that the device can rest in a flat out position and can be used similarly to the Surface Studio. The

The Studio Mode as Microsoft likes to call it is an angle inspired by Surface Studio and is perfect for writing, sketching and also drawing on the go. Also, the Surface Pro is the lightest in the Surface range and it weighs in at just 1.7lbs and is 8.5mm thick.

Surface Pro comes equipped with a 13.3-inch PixelSense with 3:2 respect ratio and a feature to enhance the colors making it more vibrant, precise and impactful. Both the Core m3 and the i5 device will be fanless and the i5 is apparently lighter in weight.

The Surface Pen has been refreshed to offer nearly no latency and will allow artists and designers to tilt and shade on the Surface Pro. The idea here is to make the sketching process as natural as possible and the new 165-degree hinge goes along with this philosophy.

The Surface Pro will come bundled with the Windows 10 Creators update and will start at $799 while the Surface Pen ($99) needs to be purchased separately along with Type case covers (Starting at $129.) The product will start shipping to 25 countries starting from this 15 of July.

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Mahit Huilgol has been using Windows on PC and Mobile since long. He has been following Microsoft developments from close quarters and loves writing about it.