Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 Windows 10 Hybrids Now On Sale
We must admit, Microsoft put on impressive show earlier this month when it unveiled new Lumia smartphones, the new Surface Pro 4 and the all-new Surface Book. We were already excited about the initial release of the Surface Book, but our jaws hit the spot when Panos Panay “dropped the mic” after exposing that the “notebook” was, in fact, an equivalent PC with the mobile 13.5-inch tablet or display.
While both the Surface Pro 4 & the Surface Book have been available for preorder for the past few weeks, one can now walk into the Microsoft Store — or one of Microsoft’s retail partners — to take one house today. “I hope each of one gets into a store today and can get a device,” wrote Panay on the official Windows blog. “These devices are the most useful devices on the planet. We know that when you use them, you are going to love them.
“In designing these products, our team does consider every detail so that your experience of using them is great. As the team, we are so proud to bring these devices to people to use & love every day. These products are all regarding the people that use them. Hopefully, that is you! We want you both to use them and enjoy them every day.”
The Surface Pro 4 has the 12.3-inch 2,763 x 1,824 display that has covered in Gorilla Glass 4. It has powered by the Intel’s latest Skylake-based processors ranging from the lowly Core m3 with 4GB of RAM to hairy-chested Core i7 with up to the 16GB RAM. The 1.73-pound machine can also be provided with up to the 1TB SSD to handle all of the storage needs with ease.
Pricing for the Surface Pro 4 starts at the $899 with the Core m3 processor, 4GB of RAM & a 128GB SSD. The range topping model with the Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB would set you back the hefty $2,699.
The Surface Book, on the other hand, has the 13.5-inch display with a screen resolution of 3,000 x 2,000. The machine has aimed at professionals that crave power, so you won’t find any Core m3 benchwarmers in the SKU lineup. What you would find, however, is a Core i5 with 8GB of RAM on base machines & a Core i7 with 16GB of RAM in the top-spec configurations. Also, you can select up to a 1TB SSD in custom-order the convertible.
But the most likely feature of the Surface Book is its optional NVIDIA GeForce graphics, which has combined into the keyboard base. It’s a big step up from the combined Intel graphics & should help out tremendously in professional CAD applications & some light-duty gaming sessions.
The Surface Book starts at $1,499 with combined graphics. The cheapest SKU with NVIDIA GeForce graphics starts at $1,699. A range-topping Cover Book with the Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD and NVIDIA GeForce graphics costs the staggering $3,199. That’s a lot of money to fork over for an equivalent PC, but this is pretty much the Rolls-Royce of compact Windows 10 machines.
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