The new Microsoft Surface Pro is up for pre-order and ships June 15th


Exactly 21 days ago, Microsoft unveiled the 13.5″ Surface Laptop to the world and while it’s a looker (Surface Book to me) it’s not any update to the Surface Pro line, you know the laptop/tablet hybrids that Microsoft makes. Well, today the company has shown off their newest addition to the Surface Pro family, drum roll please… introducing the Microsoft Surface Pro. Yeah, that’s the name we’re going with now. While there is no number after it like last year’s Surface Pro 4, this could be the start of a new name game for the series.

If you’re familiar with the Surface Pro 4, you’ll notice the similar design scheme but it’s what’s on the inside of this new guy that really matters. The Surface Pro will be fanless in the Core m3 and Core i5 units while the Core i7 unit will feature a fan. All these units will feature the seventh gen Intel Kaby Lake processors in them and will provide up to 13.5 hours of battery life. That’s a 50 percent increase from the Surface Pro 4 and if all holds true, this could be a killer hybrid computer. Unfortunately, there will be no USB Type-C ports on the Surface Pro, but you will get the mini DisplayPort, Surface connector, and USB ports like the Surface Pro 4.

There are six different models to choose from for the Surface Pro and all will ship on June 15th for those who pre-order the hybrid. Prices are a huge concern for people out there who may be looking into this guy and the lowest price will start you out at $799 and the highest top of the line model will run you $2,699. Each model will offer something different than the other, so feel free to take a look at them down below. An LTE model will be available at some point, but Microsoft did not mention a release date or pricing.

Intel m3

  • 128GB SSD
  • 4GB RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics 615
  • $799

Intel Core i5

  • 128/256GB SSD
  • 4GB/8GB RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics 620
  • $999/$1,299

Intel Core i7

  • 256GB/512GB/1TB
  • 8GB/16GB/16GB RAM
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • $1,599/$2,199/$2699

If you’re looking to have the Surface Pen with your new Surface Pro, you will need to purchase that separately for $99 as it does not come in the box by default anymore. As for the keyboard, that’ll be priced at $159 for the Alcantara colors (Platinum, burgundy, and cobalt blue) and just the plain black (non-Alcantara) is priced at $129.

What are your thoughts about the new Surface Pro and all of its glory? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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