Microsoft has launched its new Surface Pro in India, which the company claims to be the “most versatile laptop”. This new small-screen 2-in-1 notebook is now available for purchase through online retailers Amazon India and Flipkart as well as through online stores such as Croma, Reliance Digital and Vijay Sales.
The new Surface Pro was first showcased last year in the United States as the successor to the Surface Pro 4 line-up, which is currently retailing at Rs 49,999 in India. The New Surface Pro sports similar design to its predecessor — the back and the spine are encased in aluminum while the Surface Pro Type Cover is made of soft Alcantara material.
The Microsoft Surface Pro comes with a 12.3-inch PixelSense touch display with screen resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels. It also comes with Surface Pen that supports 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. The base variant, which is powered by Intel Core m3 processor is priced at Rs. 64,999 (approximately $1002), while the Intel Core i5 variant having 4GB RAM with 128GB SSD and another model with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD costs Rs. 79,999 and Rs. 1,06,999 respectively.
The top-end variant, which packs Intel Core i7 processor, is also available in two models — one with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD and another with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. While the 8GB RAM model costs Rs. 1,33,999, the 16GB RAM model is priced at Rs. 1,82,999. Both the models pack Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 while the remaining models feature Intel HD Graphics 620.
The Surface Pro runs on Microsoft‘s Windows 10 Pro operating system and has support for Office 365. It comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera sensor for video calling.
The device measures about 8.5mm in thickness and its weight vary depending on the variant starts at 767 grams. It also has a hinge that lets users adjust the tablet by up to 165 degrees, letting users operate the Surface Pro in Studio Mode.
The company is also planning to bring the Surface Book 2 line-up in India which runs on more powerful Intel’s 8th generation chipsets and offers graphics from Nvidia’s Gdiscrete0 series. The line-up is expected to launch in India in March 2018.