In the market for a new laptop? While PC’s can all look the same these days, Microsoft is making an effort to show how amazing a PC can actually be. Microsoft spent 2016 with a few sparse updates, but 2017 has ramped up with the announcement of Surface Laptop a little while ago, and now, the New Surface Pro. Take a look at the newest offering announced by Microsoft during a Surface event in Shanghai yesterday.
The laptop pricing will start at 799 USD, and will have nice performance upgrade including 13.5 hours of battery life, up to 16GB of RAM, and it’s 2.5x faster than the Surface Pro 3. The 12.3 inch display of the Surface Pro will be vibrant, using PixelSense technology, which allows consumers to interact to a different level with touch, and with the updated Surface Pen as well.
Unlike the new MacBook Pro, or any Macbook model, Surface Pro models have touchscreen capabilities, and a Surface Pen that can assist with creating beautiful works of art with greater precision, and ease.
As stated by Panos Panay, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Devices,
“With Surface Pro we created a new category and challenged the status quo of the laptop,” said Panos Panay, corporate vice president, Microsoft Devices. “With every release since we have continued to push boundaries — redefining the ultimate laptop with Surface Book and making the classic laptop feel fresh again with Surface Laptop. With the introduction of the new Surface Pro we are once again advancing the category by delivering the versatility of a powerhouse laptop and a mobile creative studio in one thin, lightweight device.”
Those who love the creative capabilities of Microsoft Studio will have the experience transferred to the Surface Pro via Studio mode, making it extremely portable and an advantage for those in the creative field (graphic designers, etc). The Surface Pro Type cover is updated as well, as stated by yesterdays Microsoft Press Release:
The new Surface Pro Signature Type Cover delivers a high-quality scissor mechanism and 1.3 mm of key travel for faster and more accurate typing. A full-size glass trackpad with five-finger multi-touch capabilities allows for ultimate precision, and the entire keyboard is wrapped in soft yet durable Alcantara® material, creating a comfortable palm rest and beautiful aesthetic.
For those who need a laptop for creative endeavors, and for productivity will be fairly intrigued by the New Microsoft Surface Pro. The New Surface Pro will surely be a welcome update since the Surface Pro 4 was launched nearly 2 years ago. It will definitely be interesting to check out when it comes to market June 15th.
From: Microsoft Press Release