Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

Microsoft Surface Pro available with a starting price of Rs 64999

Microsoft Surface Pro available with a starting price of Rs 64999 Microsoft Surface Pro available with a starting price of Rs 64999
Theresa Hayes | 23 February, 2018, 01:50

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.

Coming to the accessories, Microsoft is offering Surface Pro Type Cover at a price of Rs 10,999. The company says it is 50 percent more than the Surface Pro 4 and 35 percent more than Apple's iPad Pro.

What makes the new Surface Pro better is the more powerful innards. The tablet was launched globally in May 2017 and will now be available across India starting 22nd February. The high-end variant, which runs on an even more powerful Core i7 chipset with 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM and Intel Graphics 640, will cost Rs1,33,999. 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. As far as the performance is concerned, the device claims to have 2.5 times more computing power compared to the third generation Surface Pro and up to 1.7 times more than the iPad Pro. The 12.3-inch display has a resolution of 2736 x 1824 (267 ppi) and for the internals, you have a bunch of options. It is powered by latest 7th Intel Kaby Lake processor and comes in Core m3, Core i5 and Core i7 variants.

Talking about the camera department, the Surface Pro features an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies.

The Studio Mode of Surface Pro gets you an adjustable 165 degrees providing "optimal position" for writing or sketching. The New Surface Pro is 292mm wide and 201mm tall and weighs 767g without the keyboard, just like the predecessor. "The new Surface Pro delivers the versatility of a laptop and a creative studio in one thin, lightweight device".

For the Surface Pro Type Cover, buyers will have to pay Rs10,999 extra and Rs7,999 extra for the Surface Pen. The Surface Pen which comes in Silver and Charcoal hues costs Rs 7,999 and the Microsoft Surface Arc Mouse is priced at Rs 6,399. 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 handsome aesthetic.