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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4 launched in India

Microsoft Surface Pro 4
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Microsoft has finally launched the Surface Pro 3 and Pro 4in India. The Surface line tablets of Microsoft made their debut in 2012 and the recent launch of Surface Pro 3 and Pro 4 can be a great success. Although they aren’t yet available in the market but will be available for pre orders from January 7 and will be Amazon exclusives for the first six months. As of now the sales are restricted to online channels however one can book a demo session at their offices or at Microsoft stores.

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Surface Pro 3 Specifications

Microsoft Surface Pro 3
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The Surface Pro 3 is an entry level tablet priced at 73,990 INR. The Surface Pro 3 is 12 inch tablet with a resolution of 2160×1440. Inside, this tab has an i3(4th gen) processor, running on 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD. Pro 3 runs on Windows 10 Pro out of the box.
The SP3 tab weighs only 798g and 9.1mm thin. It gives upto 9 hours of battery life. 

Surface Pro 4 Specifications and Variants

Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The Surface Pro 4 has three variants starting at a price of 89,990 INR ($1345). Regarding the design; it is a continuation of the previous Surface models. The build quality seems pretty good and it looks like a very high end device.
The Surface Pro 4 measures 8.45 mm in thickness and weighs just 761 grams or 1.13 kg (with their keyboards and stylus). It comes with a 12.3 inch (2736×1824 ~ 267 ppi).
The tablet comes in three variant. Under the hood, the cheapest one has got Intel® core M3 CPU, 128GB of SSD along with 4GB of RAM, also a touchscreen stylus. The intel® core i5 variant with 8 GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD comes for, 1,20,990INR whereas Core i7 variant, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD comes for 1,44,990INR. All the variants run Windows 10 Pro out of the box. In the box you get Surface Pro 4, Surface Pen, power supply, guides and documents.

Surface Pro tabs feature something termed as ‘PixelSense’ display; pretty much similar to the Apple iPad Pro which boasts it’s retina display. 
The colour reproduction is really good and the visual angles are sharp according to reviews.

The Surface Pro features USB 3.0 port, Card Reader, Bluetooth 4.0, WI-FI and MiniDisplay Port for connectivity. The front camera has a 5MP shooter and rear has a 8MP shooter, both capable of recording Full HD videos. It has also got Dolby Audios for sound enhancements. The battery life might be a concern; Microsoft has stated it to be 9 hours of video playback.

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Surface Type Cover

Surface Type CoverSurface Type Cover
The Surface Type Cover is a Keyboard which has an optional fingerprint sensor and large touchpad too.It can be fold up to become a flip cover for your tab and can be used to watch videos over it. The Type Cover turns your tablet into a PC in a matter of seconds.
The Surface Type Cover is not shipped with any of the variant and buyers need to spend some extra bucks for that. It is sold for Rs 12,490 on Amazon exclusively. 

Surface Pen

Except for the entry level Surface Pro 3, all the variants of Surface Pro 4 come with the Surface Pen. The Surface Pen is also said to be very responsive and works perfectly with the tablet.the allows you to take screenshot with a double click and also allows you to take notes.

Final Words

The things that might play the spoilsport is the steep pricing and the missing Type Covers in the box which requires a separate purchase. But overall Surface Pro 4 in my opinion is a very good productive device for a high end user. The battery could have been better, I just feel it might just not be enough for a full day. 

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