Microsoft has launched its fifth-generation 2-in-1 hybrid laptop in India. The company claims that it is “most versatile laptop” it ever made. The latest Surface Pro offers up to 13.5 hours of battery life, which is 50% more than what Surface Pro 4 could achieve and 35% more than Apple’s iPad Pro battery life. The design of this new Surface model hasn’t changed much compared to its predecessor, and you still get a 12.3-inch screen as seen on the Surface Pro 4. Interestingly, Microsoft has also announced the pricing of official accessories for the new laptop: Surface Pro Type Cover, Signature Type Cover, Surface Pen, and Surface Arc Mouse.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Price in India
The new Surface Pro models are not cheap at all. For the base variant, which comes with the Intel Core m3 processor, 4GB RAM, and 128 GB SSD, you will have to shell out Rs. 64,999. The variant with Intel HD Graphics and 4GB RAM will cost Rs. 79,999.
The variant of the Surface Pro with Intel HD Graphics 620, 8GB RAM, and 256GB storage retails for Rs. 1,06,999. The higher-end variants of the laptop with Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM+128GB SSD and 16GB RAM+256GB SSD will cost Rs. 1,33,999 and Rs. 1,82,999, respectively.
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Accessories
- Surface Pro Type Cover – Rs. 10,999
- Surface Pro Signature Type Cover (Platinum colour) – Rs. 12,999
- Surface Pen (Available in Silver and Charcoal colour) – Rs. 7,999
- Surface Arc Mouse (Available in Light Gray) – Rs. 6,399
Microsoft Surface Pro: Features, Specs
The Surface Pro comes with a 12.3-inch PixelSense screen with 3:2 aspect ratio, 10-point multi-touch display, and 2736×1824 pixels resolution. It is 8.5mm thin and weighs 767 grams. There’s an 8MP autofocus rear-facing camera with 1080p video recording. At the front, there’s a 5MP camera with 1080p video recording. The laptop’s hinge can be adjustment up to 165 degrees, allowing users to operate the Surface Pro in Studio Mode. This surely can be used for writing, sketching, and drawing. On the software front, the Surface Pro comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro operating system.
The entry-level variant has Intel’s 7th Gen. Core m3 CPU with Intel HD Graphics 615 integrated GPU. The other two models use Intel Core i5 CPU with HD Graphics 620 and Core i7 CPU with Iris Plus Graphics 640. The variants with Intel HD Graphics 615 and HD Graphics 620 feature 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage. The variants with Intel HD Graphics 640 have 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage. Speaking of the higher-end model, they pack an Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 paired with either 8GB/16GB RAM, and 128GB/512GB SSD.
As far as the connectivity options go, you get a LTE connectivity (some variants) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, full-sized USB 3.0 port, microSD card slot, Mini DisplayPort, cover port, Surface Connect port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The all-new Surface laptops will be available in India online via Amazon and Flipkart. Additionally, you will also able to pick them up from offline shops as well which include Croma, Reliance, Vijay Sales, and Microsoft authorised retailers in India starting today.
Commenting on the launch Director of Windows and Devices, Microsoft India, Vineet Durani, 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.