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Microsoft intros the new Surface Pro, the lightest and fastest Surface tablet to date

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As expected, Microsoft unveiled a brand new Surface Pro slate, at its hardware event held in Shanghai, China. The Redmond-based company is calling this “the new Surface Pro” since it's an upgraded version of the previous model.

Apparently, the new Surface Pro doesn't come with any meaningful innovations over the previous model so that it could be released on the market as the Surface Pro 5.

The new tablet comes with a powerful Intel Core i7 7th Gen processor (additional options include m3 and Intel Core i5) and a battery that should provide up to 13.5 hours of video playback. LTE Advanced is on board as well (but it's coming later this year), along with a brand new Surface Pen.

Microsoft new Surface Pro includes a “next generation hinge” and comes with various accessories that are sold separately, including the Surface Dial, Pen, and Type Cover. Speaking of which, Microsoft unveiled some new Alcantara keyboards, which will be available when the new Surface Pro tablet launches on the market.

Microsoft intros the new Surface Pro, the lightest and fastest Surface tablet to date


The new Surface Pro sports a 12.3-inch enhanced color PixelSense display (2736 x 1824 pixels resolution). According to Microsoft, this is the lightest (1.69lbs or 766g) and fastest Surface tablet it launched to date.

On top of that, the new Surface Pro should offer the best sounding experience thanks to the Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Audio Premium support. The slate will come in multiple variations that will pack 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of RAM, as well as 128GB, 256GB or 1TB internal storage.

The new Surface Pro is available for pre-order starting today for $799. It will go on sale on June 15 in the following markets: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, U.K., and US.

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posted on 23 May 2017, 07:40 9

1. Martineverest (Posts: 490; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)


the king of tablets is here

posted on 23 May 2017, 07:46 3

3. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Really disappointed they didn't replace miniDP with Thunderbolt 3
Other than that there's lots of good improvements

I will try hold out for the 2018 SP, hopefully with Thunderbolt 3 and Raven Ridge APU or 10nm Intel

posted on 23 May 2017, 09:10 2

8. piyath (Posts: 1035; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


They even copied the APPLE advertising this time. They just couldn't think of better ideas. They had to copy all those animations, music and contents from Apple. Good luck MS.

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 14:01 1

22. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I dont see any Apple advertising. I think you have Apple so far up your arse, that it is all you can see.

posted on 23 May 2017, 10:31

16. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Yeah, disappointed that it's still missing that in 2017. Oh well, sticking with my Surface Pro 2.

posted on 23 May 2017, 07:41 2

2. Martineverest (Posts: 490; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)


finally,apple pencil has been beaten.....bye bye to ipad pro

posted on 23 May 2017, 08:20 10

5. HansP (Posts: 156; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


Apple pencil was never the king of the hill. It's the least accurate and most clunky pen of all alternatives. Both Microsoft's and Samsung's six year old pen is better.

posted on 23 May 2017, 09:11 2

9. bucky (Posts: 3134; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Yea because every review I saw on the internet was wrong. And Samsung??? Really?

posted on 23 May 2017, 23:23

21. HansP (Posts: 156; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


Apple fans are like trump on crack. No social capabilities and no clue what's up and what's down.
Samsung uses Wacom pens on their devices. Google Wacom and learn something useful. Fool.

posted on 23 May 2017, 09:52 4

15. japkoslav (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Feb 2017)


I own iPad Pro with stylus and i have to agree with you.
I am no artist, but note taking with Wacom i much more comfortable and accurate.

posted on 23 May 2017, 08:19

4. mastachaz (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Feb 2016)


maybe someday last pen was not to great for drawning.

posted on 23 May 2017, 08:29

6. Nick040489 (Posts: 28; Member since: 01 Apr 2010)


That isn't a Surface Pro. It's a Surface Laptop. Even your link goes to the Surface Laptop. There is a difference.

posted on 23 May 2017, 08:35

7. Nick040489 (Posts: 28; Member since: 01 Apr 2010)


I have the link the Microsoft's blog post introducing the new Surface Pro but I can't post it because I have less than 30 posts.

posted on 23 May 2017, 09:13 2

10. Papa_Ji (Posts: 355; Member since: 27 Jun 2016)


Dude where were you .... since 2010
In 7 years just 25 posts

posted on 23 May 2017, 09:38 2

13. uzimafioso (Posts: 463; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


Unlike you he doesn't troll maybe...

posted on 23 May 2017, 09:51

14. Ninetysix (Posts: 2671; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


"Unlike you he doesn't troll maybe..."

Why you so savage, man? LMAO.

posted on 23 May 2017, 09:16 2

11. HansP (Posts: 156; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


I don't want to be that nitpicking guy, but isn't the the Surface 3 the lightest and thinnest Surface tablet released yet? I mean, It's half the weight of this and a lot thinner.

posted on 23 May 2017, 09:33

12. Nunazty (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


Can't wait to get my hands on it.

posted on 23 May 2017, 10:50

17. Omaressameldin (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 May 2017)


Are you sure that it has 13.5 inch display? Or are you just confusing this with the surface laptop?

posted on 23 May 2017, 12:11

18. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 523; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)


Does it really weigh less than the smaller Surface 3 because if not, it's not the lightest surface tablet to date.

posted on 23 May 2017, 14:30

19. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 523; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)


Why are none of the images of the Surface Pro? These are Surface Laptop photos.

posted on 23 May 2017, 14:37

20. arman9953 (Posts: 48; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Wrong pictures. This isn't the Surface Pro...

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