Microsoft Announces Surface Pro With LTE Connectivity

Microsoft Announces Surface Pro With LTE Connectivity

The technology giant first announced its intention to introduce LTE to its Surface Pro back in May, and promised to deliver the device before the end of the year. For those who missed, Microsoft launched its Surface Pro 4 laptop in May this year. This news follows the revelation last week of the Surface Pro LTE arriving in retail stores later for a spring 2018 release surfaced.

The new Surface Pro with LTE Advanced offers an always-on connection capable of download speeds of up to 450 Mbps, according to the company. Microsoft will include 20 LTE bands in the LTE model to ensure that the LTE works in all countries.

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The Redmond giant says that the Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced model will be available to business customers starting December 2017.

"For those that don't follow Microsoft's every move as a hardware manufacturer, the current revision of the Surface Pro has a 12.3" display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2736x1824.

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Microsoft claims that using a preproduction model they clocked in up to 17 hours of video playback on a single charge. The new Surface Pro will also have a great battery life.

There will be two versions of the Surface Pro LTE, one with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, while another will get 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage, USA pricing comes in at $1,149 and $1,449 respectively.

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As explained by Surface Program Management Director Tim Golik, Microsoft went into designing the LTE model knowing it would have to avoid off-the-shelf parts in order to avoid additional thickness and weight. "With so many changing locations your device becomes your office, and many of our customers tell us that's what their Surface is to them - a mobile office".

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