Microsoft has beefed up its Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book range with new high-end versions sporting enhanced internals. Both the devices come with 16 GB of memory, and 1 TB of storage along with 6th-gen Intel Core i7 chip making these the ultimate performance beasts to grace the Microsoft store.
However, performance almost always comes at a price, which in this case stands at $3,199 for the Surface Book and $2,699 for the Surface Pro 4. The mentioned prices apply to the US market though both the machines will be available in Canada as well, the details of which are still being worked out. The top-of-the-line Surface Pro 4 comes sans the Type Cover (designed of SP4 and SP3) at the above-mentioned price.
Microsoft further stated the Surface Book laptop will only be available online via the official Microsoft store or its retail partner sites. The Surface Pro 4 hybrid, on the other hand, can be picked up from retail stores as well apart from online sources.
Besides the US and Canada, the new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 variants will be made available in the near term include Denmark, Finland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.
Among the other Surface Book models, buyers can opt for include those powered by Intel Core i5 processors having 8 GB of RAM with storage options ranging from 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB. Prices start at $1,499 for the base 128 GB model while the 256 GB version range from $1,699 – $1,899. The same with Core i7 chip range from $2,099 – $2,699 for the 256 GB and 512 GB models.
Coming to the Surface Pro 4, the range starts at $899 for the base model powered by an Intel m3 chip and comes with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. With Core i5 chip at the helm of affairs, buyers have 4, 8 and 16 GB of memory options with price starting at $999, going all the way up to $1,899 for the top-end version featuring 16 GB memory and 512 GB of storage.
Those looking for more performance oriented Surface Pro 4 can opt for the Core i7 models with either 8 or 16 GB of memory. Prices range from $1,599 for the 256 GB model, going all the way up to $2,699 for the top-end version featuring 1TB of storage and 16 gigs of memory.
Apart from the new hardware, the Redmond-based company has also launched a new Surface Pen as well. However, the new aspect with the Surface Pen is limited to the Apple-esque gold color scheme that it flaunts while remaining the same as the original from the hardware point of view.
“The new gold Surface Pen makes a bold statement as a colorful complement to your Surface that’s also a powerful tool for both creativity and productivity. When used with your Surface Book or Surface Pro 4, it offers 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity for the ultimate writing and drawing experience,” the company stated in the official blog post. “The gold Surface Pen also includes the Surface Pen Tip Kit so you can further customize the experience of taking notes or drawing on your Surface.”
Fortunately, the new gold version of the Surface Pen does not cost extra compared to the other color versions of the same.