Up to date Dec. 7: We have up to date this story with the value of the Floor Professional (2017) with LTE. See “Price and release date” under for extra particulars.

With the the Floor Professional (2017), Microsoft has rebooted its flagship Floor product, one of many main 2-in-1s within the class. It’s additionally shedding the numerical designations of prior merchandise. In case you’ve owned a Floor Professional four, nonetheless, you have already got a good suggestion of what Microsoft has in retailer for you with the brand new Floor Professional. 

We’ve assembled the whole lot we all know in regards to the new Floor Professional: the value and launch date, the specs, and our official evaluate. We’ve additionally answered among the questions we expect you’ll have about Microsoft’s new system.

Worth and launch date

You possibly can preorder the Surface Pro now. As of June 15, now you can order all however the two strongest Core i7 fashions of the Floor Professional—the 16GB RAM/512GB SSD and the the 16GB RAM/1 TB SSD. Based on Microsoft, these fashions have been beforehand scheduled to ship on June 30, however Microsoft has eliminated the estimated delivery dates. In any other case, the Floor Professional will launch in 26 markets—together with the US, the UK, France, Germany, India, Taiwan, and extra. Our information story from the Surface Pro launch has many extra particulars.

Microsoft’s Floor merchandise have by no means been low cost, and the Floor Professional’s base mannequin is $100 costlier than the bottom mannequin for the Floor Professional four. Remember the fact that the costs under embody the Floor Professional pill solely. Microsoft doesn’t bundle it with any equipment in any respect, not even a keyboard, until there’s a particular promotion.

  • Intel Core m3, Intel HD Graphics 615, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $799 
  • Intel Core i5, Intel HD Graphics 620, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $999 
  • Intel Core i5, Intel HD Graphics 620, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $1,299 
  • Intel Core i7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $1,599 
  • Intel Core i7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD: $2,199 
  • Intel Core i7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD: $2,699

Microsoft has additionally stated that they plan to ship an LTE variant, which is reported to debut at Microsoft’s Future Decoded occasion within the U.Okay. on Halloween. These costs are official:

  • Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $1,149
  •  Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD: $1,449

Graphics weren’t specified within the specs, although we’re assuming it’s going to be Intel HD Graphics 620, as with the prevailing Core i5 fashions. 

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Microsoft’s Floor Professional Signature Kind Cowl ships in three colours.

Accent costs

Although you need to use a Floor Professional as a easy pill, you’ll nearly definitely need to purchase among the equipment, all of which value further.

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