At a keynote address at Microsoft's Future Unleashed event in Mumbai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that the latest Surface Pro 4 tablet will be launching in India by January. He did not announce an exact launch date or price for the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Surface Pro 4, is the 4th-generation of company's own tablet lineup and it was launched last month. It is the successor to the widely successful Surface Pro 3 and it comes with a price starting at $899 (roughly Rs 59,000).
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 features a 12.3-inch (2736x1824 pixel) Pixel Touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The dispay comes with a 3:2 aspect ratio. The size of the tablet is not larger than the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 as the company has reduced the bezel width. The device comes with the Surface Pen and an eraser. The new Surface Pen can detect 1,024 points of pressure. The Surface Pro 4 opens Microsoft OneNote when you click the tip of the pen. The Pen also comes with Cortana integration.
The Surface Pro 4 is powered by Intel's 6th-generation Core processors, from Core M3 for the base model, to Core i5 and Core i7 options. These configurations are powered by Intel HD Graphics 515, Intel HD Graphics 520, and Intel Iris Graphics respectively. It comes with up to 16GB of RAM where basemodel has 4GB RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage where the storage option starts at 128GB. The company claims that the Surface Pro 4 was 30 percent faster than the Surface Pro 3, and was 50 percent faster than Apple's MacBook Air.
The Surface Pro 4 features an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. For connectivity it features four USB 3.0 ports, an Ethernet port and two 4K Mini Display Ports. It also features a fingerprint scanner. Microsoft said the Surface Pro 4 will offer up to 9 hours of battery life. The company claims that the battery can deliver up to 9 hours of usage time.