At a event in Shanghai, Microsoft officially unveiled their new Surface Pro tablet. Instead of calling it the Surface Pro 5, after the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft is simply calling it the new “Surface Pro“.
The new devices features some enhancements and upgrades including addition of Kaby Lake processors and new Type Covers using the same Alcantara material and colors as the new Surface Laptop.
Microsoft has also improved battery life up to 13.5 hours, which is up from the 10 hours of the Surface Pro 4.
The Surface Pen has been upgraded and now has 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity. The famous hinge on the Surface tablets has been improved and now sits lower.
If you’re into specs nerd, here are the specifications for the new Surface Pro:
- 12.3 PixelSense Display, 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)
- Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure and tilt detection
- Stereo 2.1 speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
- 3.5mm headset jack
- 7th Generation Intel® Core™ m3 7Y30/7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300U/7th Generation Intel Core™ i7-7660U
- Intel HD Graphics 615 (m3)/Intel HD Graphics 620 (i5)/Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 (i7)
- 4GB, 8GB or 16GB 1866Mhz LPDDR3 RAM
- SSD up to 512GB
- Micro SD card reader (SDXC compatible)
- Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1 wireless technology
- Optional LTE
- TPM chip for enterprise security
- Xbox Wireless built-in
- Windows Hello face sign-in camera
- 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
- Weight: 770g
- Battery life: Up to 13.5 hours
The Surface Pro will launch globally and will be available on June 15. Pricing starts at $799.