Microsoft Surface Pro comes to India; prices start from Rs 64999

Months after the global launch, Microsoft has finally launched the successor to the Surface Pro 4 in India. "The new Surface Pro delivers the versatility of a laptop and a creative studio in one thin, lightweight device", said Vineet Durani, Director - Windows and Devices, Microsoft India. New Surface Pro looks nearly similar to the predecessor and has a similar design-the back and the spine are encased in aluminium, while the Surface Pro Type Cover, which includes the keyboard, is made of soft alacantra material.

With the new Surface, users will be able to use the device for up to 13.5 hours before they look for a charger.

You can buy the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet from Amazon, Flipkart, Croma as well as offline retailers like Vijay Sales.

Other variants include the one on Intel Core m3 processor with 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM and Intel HD Graphics 615 for Rs 64,999, one on Intel i5 processor with 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM and Intel Graphics 620 for Rs 79,999 and Intel Core i5 processor with 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM and Intel HD Graphics 620 for Rs 1,06,999.

The Intel Core i5, Intel HD Graphics 620, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD model will be selling for Rs. 106,999, while the model with Intel Core i7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD is priced at Rs. 133,999.

Speaking about its display, the Surface Book Pro (2017) is fitted with a 12.3-inch display having a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. It runs on Intel's 7th gen Kaby Lake chipset, which came after the 6th gen Sky Lake chipsets used in the Surface Pro 4. Things have not changed in 2018, as the has now launched its 2017's Surface Pro in the country.

The Studio Mode of Surface Pro gets you an adjustable 165 degrees providing "optimal position" for writing or sketching. We continue to push boundaries to better serve the needs of our customers who are seeking greater mobility and power in their devices to stay productive.

There is a Signature Type Cover offering qualitative scissor mechanism and "1.3 mm of key travel for faster and more accurate typing". The new Surface Pen is twice as responsive as the previous version with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity for increased accuracy and responsiveness. The Type Cover and the Surface Pen, like before, will be sold separately for Rs 10,999 and Rs 7,999 respectively.

For the Surface Pro Type Cover, buyers will have to pay Rs10,999 extra and Rs7,999 extra for the Surface Pen.

  • Joey Payne