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Meet the new Surface Pro

Written By published May 23, 2017

Introducing the next generation of Surface Pro. Available for pre-order today, the new Surface Pro delivers the most performance and battery life in a laptop this thin and light.*

The Surface team never stops growing and learning. We listen to our customers, asking them what will help them better create and be more productive. Their input guides us to discover and build new ways to streamline and enhance creative processes – helping people use one device instead of two, eliminating the need for pen and paper, removing barriers so their ideas can flow freely.

We know that customers love the flexibility and versatility of the Surface Pro. In fact, Surface Pro 4 users are more likely to recommend their device than iPad and MacBook users.** But we’re not complacent – we know in order to live up to the expectations of our customers, we must continue to improve and better deliver on our promise on performance, mobility, and versatility – while improving what people already love about the iconic Surface Pro line.

And I think you’ll be very excited to meet the newest member of the family – the new Surface Pro:

Meet Surface Pro

The new Surface Pro is gorgeous. The design, the clean lines and curved edges are beautiful to see and touch. Surface Pro continues the iconic look and feel of previous Surface Pros, but has been completely redesigned from the inside out. We’ve optimized every millimeter, with over 800 new custom parts and used 99% of the space inside the device – to give people exactly what they need to work and create anytime, anywhere.

You can leave your charger at home because Surface Pro is packed with up to 13.5 hours of battery life.*** That’s 50% more than Surface Pro 4 and 35% more battery life than an iPad Pro. From home to work and back again, Surface Pro is there for you. This is a powerhouse laptop with 2.5 times more computing performance than the Surface Pro 3 and 1.7 times the compute of iPad Pro. The improved Surface Pro hinge has a full 165-degree range of motion, letting you immerse yourself in “Studio Mode”, an angle inspired by the Surface Studio, perfect for writing, sketching, and drawing on the go.

The new Surface Pro

The new Surface Pro is our lightest Surface Pro ever, starting at just 1.7lbs and 8.5mm thin. It’s lighter than the bag that you carry it in.

With a powerful 7th generation Intel Core processor it can handle almost anything you throw at it, but even with all that power, you can be as inconspicuous as you want with Surface Pro, it’s the quietest Surface yet, with no fan on the Core™ m3 and the i5 devices. In fact, this is the first i5 ever with fan-less architecture. And at an unprecedented 18dB, even the core i7 can’t be heard. So, if you’re working at home, you don’t have to worry about your family getting disturbed by the noise of a fan while they’re trying to watch a movie.

Surface Pro is not only softer acoustically, it’s also visually softer. Our cameras are designed to fade into the bezel giving Surface Pro an inviting, sleek, and streamlined look.

Surface Pro’s high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense™ Display with 267ppi and 3:2 aspect ratio went further this time. Surface Pro’s PixelSense Display has an impressive 50% more pixels than a 12” MacBook. We developed custom silicon, the PixelSense™ Accelerator, to really enhance color. Your colors will be more vibrant, precise, and impactful than ever before, and just like with Studio, we’ve provided a color-switcher, so you can go from SRGB to enhanced color in seconds.

The advancements in battery life, performance, pen and ink aren’t the end. We wanted to ensure Surface Pro was a transformative device – so we also have added LTE Advanced, available in units shipping later this year. This combination of performance, battery, sleek design and LTE has never been done before in this light and thin of a package. Now people can work, study, and collaborate online, from anywhere.

Tools that help you create and be more productive

At Surface, we believe that creativity fuels productivity, so we build devices and accessories designed to help you bring your ideas to life and put them into action.

Not only does Surface Pro work with on-screen Surface Dial, it was also designed with the new Surface Pen, our most natural and responsive pen yet, with over 4096 pressure points, only 21 milliseconds of latency and new tilt functionality. It gives people, from artists to mobile professionals, a more fluid and real-to-life inking experience.  Over two times more accurate, with four times more pressure sensitivity than the original Surface Pen, we engineered Surface Pen to be the fastest pen ever*****.  And with the lowest parallax in the industry, we bring your ink and your content closer to your fingertips.

When all combined with our PixelSense Accelerator, the writing experience feels like writing on paper, picking up every expression of the pen and reacting to the subtlest of artistic movements. Artists can paint on Surface and feel like they are painting on parchment, as Surface Pen has almost no latency and gives you the ability to do tilt and shading on Surface Pro. For those at work, you will feel like you are taking notes in your Moleskin notebook with your favorite pen.

Never has there been a digital pen like this one. We couldn’t be more excited for Surface fans to use it, and to help you coordinate your personal look, Surface Pen is available in Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue and Black.

This device ships with the latest Windows 10 Creators Update, so you can take advantage of the new 3D and inking tools available in the update while businesses can easily run the programs they need including the full Microsoft Office suite and legacy desktop software.

The new Surface Pen and Office transform the inking experience

The new Surface Pen is only as good as the software behind it, which is why we’ve worked with Office to create new inking features that take full advantage of the hardware technology within Surface Pro and Surface Pen. These include customizable pen tips that roam with you across all your Office 365 apps, regardless of device, and amazing support for tilt and shading across all Office 365 apps.

We’re also excited to announce a new app, Microsoft Whiteboard on Surface, which enables simultaneous collaboration and live multi-device inking across the family of Surface devices. It’s a magical experience that you have to see to believe – it will change the way you collaborate at work and with family and friends.

This is just the beginning of the integration you see between Surface and Office moving forward as we look at more ways to make Surface fans more productive and help enable them to work the way they want. Read more about our partnership with Office in Kirk’s blog here.

The best Surface Pro keyboard. Ever.

With the new Signature Type Covers, you get the best Surface Pro keyboard ever, delivering a high-quality scissor mechanism to provide you a consistent and stable typing experience, with 1.3 mm of key travel for faster and more accurate typing. Typing on the new Signature Pro Type Covers is easier, more, comfortable, more accurate, better sounding, and easier to do without looking than the MacBook and iPad Pro.

Luxurious Alcantara® material covers the new type covers. The improved keyset for a laptop-class typing experience and enhances the natural allure and warmth of Surface Pro. The soft touch feel helping you immerse yourself in your work.

The new Signature Type Cover is available in three rich tone-on-tone colors to match your personal style: Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue. The Alcantara® fabric is treated with a high-performance polyurethane coating to resist spills, which means the fabric is not only soft and inviting, but also easy to care for.

Finally, we know there is a time for creating on the go and there is a time when you need to be back at home base. Using Surface Dock, you can easily turn Surface Pro into a full desktop workstation with up to two 4K monitors and four additional USB ports.

Surface Pro and Surface Pro Signature Type Cover are available for pre-order today and will ship on June 15th worldwide; Surface Pen will be available in the coming weeks****. Surface Pro starts at $799.99 USD.

*Comparison of Surface Pro (excluding Type Cover) vs. 12” and 13” laptops and 2-in-1 (excluding keyboards).
**Customer Usage & Satisfaction Program, Study of device users weighted across seven countries by internet population (US/UK/DE/FR/CH/JP/AU), conducted by IPSOS, recruited through online panel vendors, commissioned by Microsoft, 74764 participants (1708 Surface Pro 4 users, 1000+ of all Apple devices), collected Oct 2016-Mar 2017, Measuring top 2 box (4/5) of a 5 point scale from not at all likely to extremely likely, significant at a 90% confidence level.
***Up to 13.5 hours for video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in April 2017 using preproduction Intel Core i5, 256GB, 8 GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.
****The new Surface Pro will launch on June 15, 2017, in 24 markets including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Span, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UK and the US. Pre-orders for the new Surface Pro and Surface Pro Signature Type Covers begin today in select markets at Microsoft Store,,, and where available. The new Surface Pen will be available in the coming weeks.
*****When compared to other Windows, iOS, and Android implementations