Microsoft Surface Book, Surface Pro 4: Specs to price, all you need to know

Surface Book and Surface Pro are the new computing devices from Microsoft which were announced at a special event yesterday. Here are all the specs details

By: Tech Desk | Updated: October 7, 2015 1:32:48 pm
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Surface Book and Surface Pro are the new Windows 10 computing devices from Microsoft which were announced at a special event yesterday.

The Surface Book is a laptop, Microsoft calls it the fastest ever and already it is being seen as a possible challenger to the Apple MacBook Pro. Surface Pro 4 is being seen as potential challenger to the MacBook Air. We take a quick look at the specs of the Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4.

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Surface Book: It has an exterior magnesium casing and comes in silver colour with a 13.5-inch screen. The Surface Book is detachable 2-in-1 with a “Dynamic Fullcrum” hinge which might remind some of Yoga Pro 3’s hinge.

Dimensions of the Surface Book are 12.30-inch x 9.14-inch x 0.51-0.90-inches and it weighs at 1,516 grams including keyboard.

The 13.5-inch screen comes with PixelSense display at a resolution of 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI), aspect ratio of 3:2. This is a touch-enabled screen with 10 point multi-touch.

In terms of storage, Surface Book comes with SSD options of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB. The processor is 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 and the graphics in i5 is Intel HD graphics 520, while there’s also the option of NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Processor with i5/i7.

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The RAM options are 8GB or 16GB RAM. Additionally the Surface Book has a TPM chip for enterprise security. It runs Windows 10 Pro and comes with Office 30-day trial. Microsoft is promising 12 of hours video playback battery life with the Surface Book.

Surface Book support WiFi 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; and is compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n, it supports Bluetooth 4.0 as well. Ports on the Surface Book are two full-size USB 3.0, full-size SD card reader, SurfaceConnect for charging, headset jack and a mini DisplayPort.

It also has a 5 mp front-facing camera and an 8 mp rear-facing camera with autofocus, with 1080p HD video recording. Surface Book also has dual microphones, front and rear-facing, front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio. Sensors on the list are Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Magnetometer.

Given the kind of specs, the Surface Pro does not come cheap. It will start at $1,499 and is available October 26.

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Surface Pro 4:  According to Microsoft, the new Surface Pro 4 is 30 percent faster than Surface Pro 3 and 50 percent faster than Macbook Air. Like the Surface Book, it has an exterior magnesium casing and comes in silver colour.

Surface Pro 4 also runs Windows 10 Pro, has a TPM chip for enterprise security. It runs the latest Intel 6th Gen m3, i5, or i7 processors and comes with 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB RAM options.

For graphics, the Surface Pro 4 has Intel HD graphics 515 with m3 processor, Intel HD graphics 520 with i5 and Intel Iris with i7 processor. Dimensions of the Surface Pro are 11.50-inch x 7.93-inch x 0.33-inch and it has a 12.3-inch PixelTouch display with a resolution of  2736 x 1824 (267 PPI).

Microsoft is launching the Surface Pro 4 is 4 SSD options:  128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB.

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Surface Pro 4 support 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE and is 802.11a/b/g/n compatible, and has Bluetooth 4.0 support. Ports include USB 3.0, microSD card reader, headset jack, mini DisplayPort and a Cover port SurfaceConnect.

Sensors on the list are Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer and Gyroscope.

Like the Surface Book, Microsoft has equipped Surface Pro 4 with a 5 mp front-facing HD camera and 8 mp rear-facing autofocus camera, with 1080p HD video recording. It has stereo microphones and stereo speakers with Dolby audio. The battery life is up to 9 hours of video playback.

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro starts at $899 and goes on sale on October 26. Surface Pro 4 with i5 starts at $999 and Surface Pro 4 with i7 will start at $1599. Microsoft also announced a new keyboard for the Surface Pro 4 with Fingerprint ID and according to the company, the new keyboard is thinner and lighter than before with improved magnetic stability.

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