Microsoft up to date its online retailer to mirror a new configuration for its newest Surface Pro lineup. The $999 package deal doesn't embody the Kind Cowl however comes with the device that holds an Intel Core i5 with 8GB of RAM alongside a 128 GB SSD internal memory. ( Andrew Burton | Getty Pictures )
Microsoft secretly introduces a new configuration for its newest Surface Pro that comes with an Intel Core i5 chipset, 128 GB SSD, and 8GB RAM.
Changing Older SKUs
Based mostly on the online retailer itemizing, it seems that the new configuration replaces the previous entry-level Intel Core i5, 128 GB SSD, and 4GB RAM option, which is now being offered for $799. But, eagle-eyed buyers confirmed that it's at present tagged as out of inventory, which is comprehensible given the substantial low cost.
Customers ought to take note that the processors listed for the out there configurations are nonetheless the seventh-generation variants. At the moment, there is no such thing as a phrase that the Redmond-based agency will refresh its anytime quickly with the newest eighth-generation chipsets.
A couple of months in the past, a particular configuration of the New Surface Pro that came with a built-in LTE antenna was provided to enterprise clients solely. Now, common shoppers can seize the 2-in-1 with the added connectivity option for $1,449, which is the Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM option. The storage capability is listed at 256 GB.
In the meantime, the same configuration sans the built-in LTE part is offered for $1,299. The corporate opted to name the newest mannequin the New Surface Pro as a substitute of the Surface Pro 5. This is likely to be an try to ascertain a recent method for the reason that earlier mannequin, the Surface Pro 4 was plagued with a difficulty that affected its display, which was finally referred to as "Flickergate" by pissed off homeowners.
Enhancements From Its Predecessor
It appears to be like like Microsoft lastly addressed the issue that affected a large portion of consumers who bought the Surface Pro 4. The difficulty was removed from remoted to some models as sad consumers posted their complaints online. The issue appears to crop up precisely when the device is near or surpasses its coated guarantee interval. Even models who have been changed continued to come across the identical difficulty.
Fortunately, the New Surface Pro does not appear to have the same issues because the older mannequin. To check, the 2017 mannequin is reportedly 2.5 occasions sooner than the Surface Pro 3 with its seventh-generation processor. Battery life additionally sees an enormous enchancment over the outgoing mannequin by as much as fifty %.
Moreover, the signature hinge of the floor lineup was redesigned to assist the new studio mode with its next-generation hinge upgrade. This implies customers can position the device to lie near flat on a desk to make drawing or writing simpler.
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