On Tuesday, Microsoft has officially announced the launch date of Surface Pro which will come along with built-in LTE Advanced support. It would be commercially available in the market from 1st December 2017. The announcement has been made in London by Microsoft’s corporate VP for Windows devices, Panos Panay at the company’s Future Decoded event.
While announcing the launch date of Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced support, Panos said:
“As the global workforce evolves, being a mobile worker will become the new default for many. The office is no longer restricted to a set of buildings – it’s at home, in a café, a city across the globe, or on a plane. With so many changing locations your device becomes your office, and many of our customers tell us that’s what their Surface is to them – a mobile office.”
Specs of Microsoft Surface Pro
The complete model name of the device is Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced. Following are the specs of the model:
- Intel Core i5 Processor
- Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 Modem
- LTE Chipset with 20 LTE Bands (anyone can buy it and use it anywhere in the world)
- Long-lasting Battery (up to 13.5 hours of watching video)
- Download speeds via LTE should be able to reach 450 Mbps
- Cat 9 Modem
Apparently, the gadget would empower the users to showcase their productivity and originality virtually anywhere in the world. In addition, a user would not require Wi-Fi for the connectivity. According to Microsoft, the new Surface Pro will be having a global connectivity along with a support from 20 mobile providers across the world.
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Pricing and availability
At the outset, this new Surface Pro model would be initially available to business customers on 1st December. The price of the two models are as following:
- Intel Core i5 Processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of SSD storage: $1,149
- 8GB of RAM model with 256GB of SSD storage: $1,449
The aforementioned prices represent a $150 increase over their non-LTE counterparts.