There are so many laptop options out there that sometimes, we find it pointless to tell you that there’s another new one out there. But we heard there’s a new Microsoft Surface Pro and we also read that it is pretty dope in both performance and the look department. Anyways, if you are still expecting Surface Pro 5, well, don’t. It is not happening. Microsoft has removed the number and it is now just Microsoft Surface Pro. Marketed as the “most versatile laptop” (but it is more like a laptop/tablet hybrid, really), Microsoft said the new Surface Pro “has been redesigned from the inside out,” with the machine now boasting 50 percent more battery life than the 4 (up to 13.5 hours of use per charge) and 2.5 times faster than the 3.
Strange that it does not stack this data with the 4. Perhaps, it looks better? Like 3 is almost definitely better than, say, 2 times faster? As far as we can see, the asesthetic is pretty eclectic. We kind of like it, but silver against a black glass is going to look dated very quickly. It is pretty thin too, sporting a profile of mere 8.5mm and weighs as little as 1.69 lbs (767g). As before, this latest Surface Pro also touts a whisper-quiet design (i.e. fanless), good for those who are easily distracted/annoyed constant humming noise. Fronting the device is a glorious 12.3-inch PixelSense multi-touch display touting 267ppi with a nearly invisible 5MP 1080p camera. Speaking of camera, the back gets a higher pixel item, at 8MP, complete with autofocus and 1080p videoing capability.
Other notables include 7th-gen Intel Core processor with a choice of m3, i5, or i7, up to Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 is possible, up to 16GB RAM, a range of SSD storage capacities (up to 1TB), TPM chip for enterprise security, Windows Hello face authentication, and a handful of sensors and the usual connectivity like Bluetooth (4.1, in this case) and IEEE 802.11. This being a ‘laptop’, it does get a full-size USB 3.0 port, along with microSDXC card reader, Surface Connect, a Mini DisplayPort, Cover Port, and of course, a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Those in state side can pre-order the new Microsoft Surface Pro starting today for $799 and up. It may look affordable, but it is really not quite. $799 is for the entry level Intel Core m3. If you want nothing but the best, i.e. i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM and also Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, expect anything from $1,599 to a cool $2,699. Product video after the break.