Introducing the New Surface Pro

Microsoft unveiled the New Surface Pro. (Not keen on the new name.) Taking a page from Apple with their naming scheme. I was always interested with the Surface Tablet. It was more powerful than any other tablet on the market. The one deterrent was the Windows OS of that time. I was never a fan of Windows 8. After they scrapped that OS and went to Windows 10 I began to accept Windows back in my life.

Tech specs

Dimensions     11.5” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)

Display Screen 12.3” PixelSense™ Display

Resolution       2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)

Aspect Ratio    3:2

Touch                10 point multi-touch

Memory            4GB, 8GB, or 16GB RAM

Processor        Intel® Core™ 7th-generation m3, i5, or i7

Security           TPM chip for enterprise security grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Software         Windows 10 Pro

Sensors           Ambient light sensor Accelerometer Gyroscope

Storage           Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Battery Life     Up to 13.5 hours of video playback1

Graphics          Intel® HD Graphics 615 (m3) and 620 (i5) Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (i7)

Connections   USB 3.0 microSDXC card reader 3.5mm Headphone jack Mini DisplayPort Cover port

Camera             5.0MP front-facing camera 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera

Audio               Dual microphones 1.6W Stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium

Wireless         Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology


The screen size and resolution remains the same, as does the proprietary power plug and the combination of USB-A, microSD and Mini DisplayPort connections (still no USB-C). They say what ain’t broke don’t fix it. In this case the dated choice for no Thunderbolt or USB-C seem to be a mistake in my opinion. Why they choose not to add that is beyond me. The hardware got an upgrade especially the battery life. They claim a whopping 13.5 battery life while watching videos. The price starts at $800 and upwards to $2699. Despite the lack of I/O upgrades this is still a beast of a laptop. The Surface Pro will be available starting June 15 in the US. But note that adding a basic black keyboard cover and Surface Pen to the Core m3 base model boosts the cost to a minimum of $1,027.


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