After unveiling the Surface Pro 4 in the US in October, Microsoft has finally decided to bring its mighty Windows 10-powered tablet to India. Microsoft has sent out official invites to the media informing of a launch event in New Delhi on 7 January, 2016. The invite is captioned "Start fresh on a brand new surface", strongly hinting towards the Surface Pro 4, BGR reports.
With the launch of Surface Pro 4 in India, Microsoft is introducing the first Surface tablet in the country. The launch isn't entirely surprising as the company's CEO Satya Nadella in November had revealed plans to launch the Surface Pro 4 in India in January 2016.
The pricing of the Surface Pro 4 in India is still a mystery. Luckily, fans won't have to wait for long as the event unfolds next week. Given the US pricing of the tablet starts at $899, you can expect the tablet to cost well over Rs 50,000 in India.
When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 4 at the Windows 10 Devices launch event in October, the high-end tablet was met with great admiration. At the event, Microsoft also launched the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL smartphones and a new Surface Book. Microsoft tablets have been a supreme hit among enterprise consumers and it remains to be seen if the Surface Pro 4 can ignite the same demand in India.
Except for the pricing, everything about the Surface Pro 4 is already out in the open. It is powered by Intel's sixth-generation Core M, Core i5 or Core i7 processors paired with RAM sizes ranging from 4GB to 16GB. There is an onboard storage capacity of 128GB in the base model as the high-end model gets 1TB storage.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 features a 12.3-inch display with 2736x1824 pixels, 267ppi, PixelSense technology and 0.4mm Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It also has an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-snapper. There are four USB 3.0 ports, two 4K Mini Display ports, one Ethernet port and a fingerprint scanner.
The Surface Pro 4 is equipped with a next-gen Surface Pen with high-sensing technology and an eraser. The tablet runs Windows 10, taking advantage of all the features the OS has to offer.
Microsoft's Devices head Panos Panay unveiled the tablet saying it is 30% faster than Surface Pro 3 and 50% faster than MacBook Air.