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Soon after the meeting in Silicon Valley with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Hyderabad-born Sathya Nadella made a short trip to India to deliver keynote at Microsoft's 'Future Unleashed' event held in Mumbai.
During this event, Satya Nadella has also announced the availability of its recently launched Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet in the Indian market. As per the Microsoft CEO, the 2-in-1 tablet will be available for hands on by January 2016.
In order to compete against Apple's iPad Pro, the Redmond giant has beefed up its tablet line-up by announcing its premium yet impressive Surface Pro 4 last month, along with a host of other devices including Surface book, Lumia 950 series smartphone and the HoloLens.
- Very good design with premium built
- Not budget friendly
At the Future Unleashed event, the company had set up an experience zone to feel the sophisticated Surface Pro 4. When compared to its predecessor Surface Pro 3, there isn't a whole lot new about this device, but it's obviously a refined one.
Moving on, the display size remains the same as of Surface Pro 3 with 12-inches except the shrunken bezels to pack in a little more of the display. Also, the company has added the upgraded Intel iCore processor to make the operation smoother and easier.
As we mentioned earlier, the Surface Pro 4 didn't undergo major overhaul from its predecessor. This device comes thinner at 8.4mm compared to the 9.1mm of the Surface Pro 3. The new Type Cover is by far the best one in the Surface Pro series with the Chiclet-style keyboard and Suede finish.
Also, the Type cover comes with backlit option and bigger glass track-pad, which results in better clickability. The keyboard can be attached and deattached with ease via magnetic connect points under the display.
Coming to the display, the Surface Pro 4 flaunts a 12-inch display featuring a resolution of 2736x1824 pixels (5 million pixels), roughly translating to a 267ppi. This device is equipped with PixelGlass technology, which has 1024 different pressure sensitivity levels.
In this department, Microsoft offers Surface Pro 4 in two variants with Intel's Core i5 or Core i7 processor, with an option to configure the storage and RAM as per the user preference.
Anyways, we got our hand on the device, which is powered by a Skylake Intel Core i5-6300U processor clubbed with 4GB RAM and 128GB of flash storage.
The next and best thing you will notice is the so-called 'Surface Pen', which is magnetically attached to the device on the left corner.
Moving on to the functionality, when you click the top once, it will pull out the One Note app and a long press awakens Cortana, the Microsoft's personal assistant. Further, the pen's tail has an eraser tool now.
The pen, which comes bundled with Surface Pro 4 is equipped with a 1024 degrees of pressure sensitivity. The harder you press, the more ink will flow on the screen.Moreover, the Pen come with 5 color options including a gold one.
Software and Camera:
As everyone knows, the Surface Pro 4 is shipped with the latest Windows 10 OS, which can be used in both desktop and tablet mode.
Further, it supports Windows Hello face authentication using the camera as well as a fingerprint sensor for security purpose. Also, the Surface Pro 4 works perfectly with the full suite of Office products
On the imaging factors, this slate flaunts a 8MP autofocus rear camera, 5MP HD front snapper on board. We will give you the detailed information about camera in our upcoming review article.
As Microsoft always say "It will replace your laptop", this piece of device is one of the finest replacement for your laptop with sky-rocketting specs and premium built.
Till now, we don't have any exact detail about the pricing and launch date in the Indian market. We are expecting more information in the upcoming days. Focussing on the high-end consumers, will this hybrid tablet give iPad a run?
Microsoft India today announced the launch of Surface Pro 4 in India. The Surface Pro 4 is designed to run full Microsoft Office and bring the best of Windows 10 to life, including Windows HEllo, Surface Pen, Microsoft Edge and Cortana, ensures to replace your laptop.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with i5 processor, 128GB SSD and 4GB RAM: Rs 89,990. While, the Surface Pro 4 with i5 processor, 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM: Rs 1,20,990.