Microsoft took everyone by surprise when it unveiled a new Surface Pro model that supports LTE. This happened earlier this year and Microsoft promised that this new hybrid device will be available for purchase before 2017 ends. Well, it looks like Microsoft is keeping true to its word since it recently confirmed that Surface Pro with LTE will be available for purchase starting December 1st.
Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced
This premium hybrid device will be fueled by an Intel Core i5 processor that is coupled with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X16 modem. Microsoft wanted to make sure that the new Surface Pro will benefit from LTE connectivity even in low-signal condition because this chipset features 20 LTE bands.
Microsoft didn’t go into too much detail when it comes to battery power, but it did state the Surface Pro will offer up to 13.5 hours of watching videos. Considering how much battery charge LTE consumes, the device’s battery life might be heavily affected. We’ll just have to wait for December 1st and see for ourselves how well Surface Pro’s battery performs.
Release Date and Price
We need to mention that Microsoft didn’t plan on confirming that the new Surface Pro will be available starting December 1st. This information was leaked out by an employee during the Ignite session which took place last month. However, Microsoft decided to confirm this release date since the information was leaked anyways. Nonetheless, the hybrid device will feature a hefty price tag $1,449.
Microsoft’s Surface Pro lineup is renowned throughout the world for being highly powerful. Luckily, this tradition is kept alive with the new device as well since its packed with an Core i5 processor that ships alongside 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage space. There will also be a premium model that’s equipped with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage space.