Microsoft has finally announced the pricing for its Surface Pro tablet, which runs on Windows 8 OS that supports legacy apps consumers are accustomed to. The Surface Pro will start at $899 (Rs 49,184 approx) for the 64GB model and the 128 GB model will cost $999 (Rs 54,645 approx). Additionally, Microsoft says that it will begin sales of the product in January. Also Read - Xbox Series X restock in India possible by early August, no news on Series S
Unlike the $599 (Rs 32,765 approx) and $699 (Rs 38,242 approx) Surface RT models that come with a black Touch Cover, both Surface Pro models don’t include a Touch Cover. So this means consumers will need to shell out extra cash for either a Touch Cover or the more traditional Type Cover. Also Read - Airtel partners with Intel for its 5G network development: Details here
While, the Surface RT ran Windows RT and has an Nvidia Tegra 3 ARM processor, the Surface Pro runs an Intel Ivy Bridge i5 processor, which is essentially an UltraBook class chipset. Besides this, the Surface Pro also flaunts a higher resolution 10.6-inch Full HD Clear Type display, a USB 3.0 port, a mini-display port that can support resolutions up to 2560×1440 pixels, a capacitive digitizer with Palm block technology. As far as the dimensions are concerned, the Surface Pro is thinner than 14mm and weighs just below a kg. Also Read - Xbox Game Pass: List of games coming to consoles in July, big games releasing next month
Bluntly put, it is not amongst the slimmest or the lightest out there, but considering the legacy app support and strong UltraBook class horsepower, we believe it could offer a different value proposition to the consumer from say a tablet like the iPad which is more geared towards the consumption of content rather than the creation of it.