Finally, for those who have been asking for an LTE version, Microsoft will be shipping a model of the Surface Pro with the connectivity built in but that device will not arrive until later this year. This marks a major improvement from the Surface Pro 4, as it would amount to a 50 percent increase in battery life. Surface Studio, a device dedicated to designers or for creative purposes, is also confirmed to be making its way to the country.
Not only this Microsoft also announced that the new surface pen is now more sensitive and can sense up to 4096 pressure levels. The new 2-in-1 tablet/laptop hybrid doesn't appear to incorporate a USB-C port, not like the Surface Laptop. Despite the confusing name, it is a successor to last year's Surface Pro 4.
On closely analyzing the image it looks like the new Microsoft Surface device will feature illuminated keys. Lastly, the Pro model with Intel Core i7, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD comes at $1599. It will run the latest Microsoft 10 Creators Update, and the Surface Pen will now work in Microsoft Office. We are expecting that the new device will just be called Surface Pro. The launch comes five days after we exclusively gave a first glimpse of the refreshed Windows 10-powered tablet. This is because Samsung had just revealed on a brand new Galaxy Book that is said to have the capabilities to compete with the Surface Pro 5.
The new models are set to launch June 15, and will start at $799, not including the Surface Pen or the detachable keyboard, which are being sold separately.
On stage at its hardware-focused event organized in Shanghai, Microsoft finally announced an upgraded iteration of its original Surface Pro lineup after almost two years. The Signature Type Cover is priced at $159.99 and is also now available for pre-order, while the Surface Pen is "coming soon" for an undisclosed price.