Microsoft announces new Surface Pro for India at Rs 64999

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Microsoft on Thursday announced the availability of the new Surface Pro laptop and its accessories for retail purchase in India in online stores (Amazon and Flipkart) as well as Croma, Reliance, Vijay Sales, and other authorized retailers in India at a starting price of Rs. 64,999. "The new Surface Pro delivers the versatility of a laptop and a creative studio in one thin, lightweight device", said Microsoft India Director - Windows and Devices, Vineet Durani. The company says it is 50 percent more than the Surface Pro 4 and 35 percent more than Apple's iPad Pro. A variant with Core i5, 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM is available at Rs 1,06,999 while Core i7 paired with 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM is up for grabs at Rs 1,33,999. Microsoft promises a battery life of 13.5 hours but that can vary dramatically depending on your use as we've noticed with previous generations. The Core i7 model comes in three variants including Core i7 variant comes in three variant including 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage option, 16GB RAM and 512 storage, and 16GB RAM along with 1TB storage.

Speaking about its display, the Surface Book Pro (2017) is fitted with a 12.3-inch display having a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels.

Camera wise, the Surface Pro boasts an 8MP rear camera, while the front-facing camera is a 5MP module.

It's been a while since Microsoft announced the Surface Pro (2017) in Shanghai, China. At just 8.5mm thin and starting at 767 grams, the new Surface Pro packs the power of a 7th generation Intel Core processor into a new design. The Surface Pro also features a new hinge design that allows users to channel its studio mode. Of course, that's without the additional Type Cover. The "versatile laptop" has the same display size as the last generation Surface Pro 4 and tags along a slew of accessories like Surface Pro Type Cover, Signature Type Cover, Surface Pen, and Surface Arc Mouse - all of which will be available in India. The Surface Pen has also seen an improvement - it now supports 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. The Surface Pen will be available in Silver and Charcoal colors.

The New Surface Pro is a productivity-oriented device for professionals looking for a compact and small-screen notebook that can be used as a tablet when required. The trackpad is made out of glass and the keyboard is wrapped in a soft textured material which looks and feels good.