Microsoft announced company’s 2 High end tablets Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4 in India and will go on sale this week in India. Both the tablets are up for pre-orders and will start sale from 14-Jan-2016.
Both the devices are available only to purchase from Amazon India. Microsoft has been launching devices more often on Amazon like the Lumia 550 and the Lumia 950 and 950 XL are also amazon exclusive deals.
Though there are different variants available globally for the Microsoft surface tablets here are the versions launched in the Indian market.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Microsoft released Surface Pro 3 in 2014. Surface Pro 3 comes with 12 inch display with 2160 x 1440p resolution.
The Surface Pro 3 is powered by Intel Core i3 processor (4th Gen) and it has 4 GB RAM. Also, It comes with 128 GB SSD storage option. For pictures, there is packs 5 MP for Rear Camera and 5 MP for Front Facing Camera.
Further, the device can be upgraded to Window 10 Pro from Windows 8.1 Pro.
It weighs 800 grams and measures 292.10 x 201.40 x 9.10. It has 5547 battery capacity.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 costs Rs 73,990.
Microsoft has not giving Surface Pen as a free accessory on purchase of Surface Pro 3.
Surface Pro 3 is more affordable compared to the Surface Pro 4 and is intended for users looking for a great portable windows tablet / laptop. However most of the users looking for portable laptop in this range go for the Apple MacBook Air which comes with far better specs and at least 10 to 15k cheaper.
Pricing is too high for a tablet which run on 2 generation old Intel processor. Add up cost of the surface pen Rs. 5,999 and for the Microsoft surface keyboard Rs. 12499. The total cost of ownership of the gadget becomes Rs. 93,000.
You could easily buy a Macbook Pro or a Dell XPS 13 if you are not specifically looking for a 2-in-1 functionality.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Microsoft announced Surface Pro 4 in an event held at New York on 6th Oct. 2015. Surface Pro 4 will run on Windows 10 Pro operating system.
Surface Pro sports 12.3 inch PixelTouch Screen with a resolution of 2736x1824p. It has 3 Processor variants, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7, Intel Skylake Core M3.
Surface Pro 4 packs 8 MP Rear Camera and 5 MP front camera for video calls.
The connectivity port is USB 3.0, microSD card reader, headset jack, Bluetooth, WiFi, etc.
It measures 292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45 and has weight of 766 grams. Surface Pro 4 has 5547 battery capacity.
According to Microsoft, Surface Pro 4 is 50 % faster than Apple’s MacBook Air. Also, it will have Windows Hello feature and Cortana.
Three Variants of Surface Pro 4 offered in India and their price –
- Surface Pro 4 with Intel i5, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage (Rs 89,990),
- The Surface Pro 4 with Intel i5, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage (Rs 1,20,990)
- Surface Pro 4 with Intel i7, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage (Rs 1,44,990).
Unlike Surface Pro 3, Microsoft Surface Pen also comes free with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 pricing may be high according to Indian Market. Microsoft is targeting High End consumers and Indian Enterprise business users.
Both the tablets don’t come with the Microsoft Surface type keyboard which you will have to buy separately and will cost Rs. 12499.
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