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


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.



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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22 Comments

1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

the king of tablets is here

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 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

8. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 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.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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

16. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

2. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

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

5. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 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.

9. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

21. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 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.

15. japkoslav

Posts: 1465; Member since: Feb 19, 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.

4. mastachaz

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

maybe someday last pen was not to great for drawning.

6. Nick040489

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 01, 2010

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

7. Nick040489

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 01, 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.

10. Papa_Ji

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

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

13. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Unlike you he doesn't troll maybe...

14. Ninetysix

Posts: 2946; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

"Unlike you he doesn't troll maybe..." Why you so savage, man? LMAO.

11. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 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.

12. Nunazty

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Can't wait to get my hands on it.

17. Omaressameldin

Posts: 4; Member since: May 23, 2017

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

18. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1526; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

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

19. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1526; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

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

20. arman9953

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

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

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