After a long wait, the Surface is finally here. Microsoft today launched their acclaimed Surface Pro tablets in India and are making available the Surface Pro 4 as well its predecessor Surface 3. Both the devices will be available via Amazon for the first six months. Pre-orders begins today and Microsoft will start shipping beginning January 14. Pricing of the Surface Pro 4 and Pro 3 starts at Rs 89,990 and Rs 73,990 respectively.
Top of the line and the latest Surface Pro 4 is larger, lighter and thinner version of the Surface Pro 3 and it also comes bundled with Surface Pen which has to be separately availed for the Pro 3.
Surface Pro 4 runs on Windows 10 and is powered by 6th generation Intel i5 or i7, users can also choose between 4GB / 8GB RAM option. It has a 12.3-inch pixel display with a 2736 x 1824 resolution packing a 267 PPI. The Solid state drive (SSD) makes is ultra faster device with a 128GB, or 256GB options. At 8.45mm it is attractively thinner too.
The Surface Pro also features Windows Hello, an automatic biometric sign-in option introduced earlier this year. The feature allows users to scan their face, iris or fingerprints to verify their identity and give them access to Windows phones, laptops and personal computers.
Surface Pro 3 comes at a starting price of Rs 73,999 for the core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage model. The display is marginally smaller than the Surface Pro 4 at 12-inch and sports a 2160 x 1440 pixels resolution. The tablet is available in 128GB storage with 4GB RAM and 256GB or 512GB storage with 8GB RAM variants. It has 5 megapixel rear-facing and front facing cameras.
Microsoft has also launched the Surface Pen and new Type Cover, which are backward compatible with the Surface Pro 3. The keyboard is available for Rs 12,490, while the Surface Pen is priced at Rs 5,990. The power supply unit comes for Rs 8,490.
The Surface Pen has a year-long battery life, 1,024 pressure points and comes in five colours with inter-changeable pen tips with the Pro 4.