Surface Pro release date, news and features

The most important feature of the new Surface Pro is the battery life that delivers up to 13.5 hours on a single charge, which is 35% more than what the reviews has say about iPad Pro.

However, it's the newly-announced Surface Pro that we're interested with here, so let's take a look at everything we know so far about Microsoft's new Windows 10 tablet. Also, it has been almost two years since the tech spectrum was introduced to Surface Pro 4, so it is logical MSFT rolled out a refresh of its current Surface Pro to keep its 2-in-1 device competitive in the market. However, the tech company has recently announced a much-needed refresh for its current Surface Pro brand during its hardware event in Shanghai.

It has a 12.3-inch PixelSense screen and runs on a 7th gen Intel processor.

Drawing on the new Surface Pro is easier, too, thanks to an improved hinge that gives the unit 165 degrees of motion. A full-size glass trackpad with five-finger multi-touch capabilities allows ultimate precision and the entire keyboard is wrapped in soft and durable Alcantara material.

Microsoft Surface event in Shanghai: What was launched?

The design has also been drastically improved. The pocket clip of the previous version is gone, replaced by a stronger set of magnets that let you attach the Pen to the side of your Surface 3 tablet, Surface Pro, Surface Studio, or Surface Laptop.

"If you preorder a unit, you will not have the option to use 4G connections", explained Jeff Orr, senior practice director for mobile devices at ABI Research.

The addition of cellular connectivity rounds out the capabilities of the Surface Pro. More details on the LTE version of the Surface Pro is awaited.

"It would have been nice to have at least one USB-C port", Pund-IT's King told TechNewsWorld.

"Buying peripherals are more hard, too", he continued. "There are about 800 new custom parts in the new Pro".

"The product line definitely needed a refresh".

After a long wait of 2 years, the Surface Pro is here.

"This will help Microsoft continue the momentum it's had with Surface and help establish it in more organizations", he added.

"They really needed to update it", he told TechNewsWorld. The Surface Pro will be now available for pre-order, and MSFT has promised to start releasing its most powering Surface hybrid brand from June. Microsoft is taking the pre-orders of the entry-level variant for $799 and it comes with Intel Core m3, 4GB RAM and 128GB storage.

  • Arturo Norris