Microsoft Surface Pro Launched; To Come with 13.5 Hours of Battery Life and Alcantara Keyboard

The latest and the greatest Windows device from Microsoft has finally been launched after a massive number of leaks and rumours. The launch of the Microsoft Surface Pro took place at the Microsoft Event in Shanghai and the company calls it the ‘most versatile laptop’.

Microsoft hasn’t made any huge change to the design of the 2-in-1, but there are a few that will make the difference. First of all, the hinge will now be able to make a 165-degree turn, that is essential to lay the screen almost flat. This would come handy when using the Surface Pen and Surface Dial.

Coming to them, the Surface Pen has also got an update and it now supports 4096 levels of pressure and it now also supports tilt sensitivity. The latency of the Surface Pen now stands at 21 milliseconds. Microsoft has also added the support for Surface Dial that was launched along with the Surface Studio.

The display of the machine is 12.3 inches and it comes running Windows 10 Pro. A rear facing 8MP camera sits on the back while there is a 5MP one on the front. The Surface Pro will also have support for 4G LTE in a separate variant. The price of this variant hasn’t been announced yet. Battery life would be another department where this device will excel and this Surface Pro claims a battery life of 13.5 hours.

For the pricing, Microsoft has announced that the Surface Pro will be up for pre-order for $799. The new Surface Pen will come separately and you will be able to get it for $99. The special Surface Pro Type Cover with Alcantara fabric will be available for $159, the regular version will be available for $129.

Microsoft has confirmed that the 2-in-1 device will ship starting June 15 and will be made available in 25 countries.