The new Surface Pro finally launches in India

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After nearly a year of its original launch, Microsoft has today launched its hybrid computer - the Surface Pro in India. Interestingly, Microsoft has also announced the pricing of official accessories for the new laptop: Surface Pro Type Cover, Signature Type Cover, Surface Pen, and Surface Arc Mouse. It will be available from Amazon and Flipkart online stores along with Reliance, Vijay Sales, and other authorized offline retail stores starting February 22.

The Core m3 variant of the New Surface Pro with 128 GB SSD, 4GB RAM and Intel HD Graphics 615 is priced at Rs64,999. At just 8.5mm thin and starting at 767 grams, the new Surface Pro packs the power of a 7th generation Intel Core processor into a new design. After being launched in the United States in June past year, followed by other markets, the new Surface Pro has finally launched in India.

The new Surface Pro will be available from today in a price range of Rs. 64,999 to Rs. 1, 82,999, depending on the specification required. "The new Surface Pro delivers the versatility of a laptop and a creative studio in one thin, lightweight device", Vineet Durani, Director - Windows and Devices, Microsoft India said in a press statement. The updated Surface Pen costing supports 4096 pressure levels for better usability and it will also come baked in with a tilt detection functionality.

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Microsoft has followed the example of Apple, who named their 2017 iPad simply "iPad" by naming the successor to the Surface Pro 4 simply "Surface Pro". The Surface Pen will be available in Silver and Charcoal colors.

What makes the new Surface Pro better is the more powerful innards.

There is a full-size glass trackpad with five-finger multi-touch capabilities that allows for ultimate precision and the keyboard is wrapped in soft Alcantara material. The Intel Core m3 powered Surface Pro with 128GB SSD, 4GB of RAM is priced at Rs 64,999. The core m3 version boasts 4GB RAM and 128GB of ROM with Intel HD graphics support. The Core i7 model comes in three variants including Core i7 variant comes in three variant including 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage option, 16GB RAM and 512 storage, and 16GB RAM along with 1TB storage. Pop-in a Core i5 instead and the price increases to Rs 79,999. The Type Cover and the Surface Pen, like before, will be sold separately for Rs 10,999 and Rs 7,999 respectively.