Microsoft’s 2017 Surface Pro Has killer specs and great battery life

Microsoft is raising eyebrows with their new release of the  surface pro. The Microsoft surface pro 2017 In case you are wondering, the name isn’t t a follow up of its predecessor the surface pro 4 but its just named  the surface pro. Compared to the surface pro 4, the design of the new tablet/laptop hybrid  has not changed much. The only design change is the perimeter vent which has shrunk around the device and a little drop in the weight of the device.   The real change lies in the inside of the tablet/laptop hybrid.  Microsoft is introducing three processor variants, which are all 7th generation Intel Kaby Lake processors. The Intel Core M3, Intel i5 and i7 processor variants will be available with the Surface Pro.  It also comes with a TPM chip for enterprise security.

RAM offered on the new Surface Pro is 4GB RAM, 8GB RAM or 16GB RAM. For graphics, Microsoft has will be using Intel HD Graphics 615 (m3), Intel HD Graphics 620 (i5) or Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 (i7) depending on the processor.

The hinge mechanism is now similar to that of the surface studio, which means the surface pro can now tilt into a 165-degree range of motion, and lets users go into a special ‘Studio Mode’

2017 surface pro hinge mecahnism
Surface pro hinge mechanism

With the new Microsoft Surface Pro, you’re getting an 8MP rear camera and the front camera is 5MP with 1080p Skype HD video supported. The rear camera can also record and shoot 1080p Full HD video. There’s also support for Microsoft Windows Hello face authentication with the front camera.

The surface pen has undergone a lot of changes this time pressure sensitivity to 4096, alongside a reduction in the activation force. Inking now feels way more responsive on the Surface pro.


New Surface pro pen
Surface pro pen

Pricing starts at $799 for the 128 GB version with Intel Core m3 processor and 4GB RAM. Surface Pro with 128 GB storage and Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB RAM is priced at $999. The 256GB version with 8GB RAM and i5 processor is priced at $1299.

The Intel Core i7 processor version with 8GB RAM starts at $1599 and the one with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD will cost a whopping $2199. Finally the 1TB version is priced at $2699.

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