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Microsoft Announces New Surface Pro

At an event in Shanghai, Microsoft has unveiled the new Surface Pro. The USP of this device is its long lasting battery life of 13.5 hours which is more than 2.5 times faster than Surface Pro 3. It is a lighter and has refined design with rounded edges. It is just 8.5mm thin and starting at 1.69 pounds, the new Surface Pro is lighter than the bag it will be carried in, and packs the power of a 7th generation Intel Core processor into a new fanless,5 whisper-quiet design.

The new Surface Pro Signature Type Cover delivers a high-quality scissor mechanism and 1.3 mm of key travel for faster and more accurate typing. A full-size glass trackpad with five-finger multi-touch capabilities allows for ultimate precision, and the entire keyboard is wrapped in soft yet durable Alcantara material, creating a comfortable palm rest and beautiful aesthetic.

The new Surface Pro will also be available with LTE Advanced later this year.

The Surface Pro has a new hinge that adjusts to 165 degrees for converting into Studio Mode to create the optimal position to write or sketch. The high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense Display is engineered to work with the new Surface Pen, the fastest digital pen ever, to deliver an amazing inking experience. The new Surface Pen is twice as responsive as the previous version with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity for increased accuracy and responsiveness. New tilt functionality detects the angle of the Surface Pen to enable more natural shading.

With the new Surface Pro and Surface Pen, digital inking comes to life for artists and inspires creativity worldwide. But people use pens not just to sketch or paint, but also to be productive — write and share comments in documents, notes in notebooks, and sketches on whiteboards. The new Surface Pen will be available in the world’s most powerful productivity suite: Microsoft Office.

New inking features in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint include a customizable gallery of your favorite pens, pencils and highlighters that roam with you as a personalized setting across Office apps and devices, along with support for tilt and shading with the new Surface Pen. These capabilities will begin to release to Office 365 subscribers in June, including the more than 100 million monthly active commercial users and 26 million consumer subscribers.

Additional inking experiences will continue to roll out in the future, including the new Microsoft Whiteboard app, which offers a limitless canvas for creativity and collaboration with simultaneous inking between multiple people across the world.

Starting at $799 USD, the new Surface Pro comes with an array of colorful options for the new Surface Pro Signature Type Cover, the new Surface Pen and the Microsoft Surface Arc Mouse. Each comes in rich tone-on-tone colors such as Platinum, Burgundy and Cobalt Blue.

The new Surface Pro will launch on June 15, 2017, in 25 markets including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Preorder for the new Surface Pro and Surface Pro Signature Type Cover begins later today in select markets at Microsoft Store, microsoft.com, BestBuy.com and JD.com where available. The new Surface Pen will be available in the coming weeks.


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