What is the price of Microsoft Surface Pro in Kenya and the specifications?
First off, we are talking about the Surface Pro. This was released in May 2017.
This new 2 in 1, has just been upgraded from its successor. In comes with improvements over its predecessor.
The Microsoft Surface Pro comes with a refreshed redesign. In addition, the 2 in 1 ships with new Intel processor, long lasting battery and a more refined Windows 10 OS. You can also check out the Surface Laptop.
The Surface Pro price in Kenya is about KSh. 170,000.
SURFACE PRO KEY SPECS AND FEATURES.
- Processor – 7th Gen Intel Core m3, Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7
- GPU – Intel HD 615 Graphics, Intel HD 620 Graphics, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
- OS– Windows 10 Pro
- Screen -12.3-inch PixelSense Touch Display
- Resolution– 2736 x 1824 pixels
- RAM– 4GB, 8GB, 16GB RAM
- Storage– 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB SDD
- Windows Hello face sign-in
- Battery- Up to 13.5 hours of usage
THE BUILD QUALITY AND DISPLAY REVIEW
Many people were expected a new name. The Microsoft Surface “5”. But that was not the case.
The numbering at the end has been dropped in this model.
Let’s start off with the body.
The Surface Pro body is made of an Aluminum-Magnesium alloy. Microsoft has continued the tradition of using premium metal in their tablets/laptops.
Now to the hinge.
Just as expected, the Surface Pro has a redesigned hinge. This enables you to have more “modes” of usage.
Now, there is the ability to use “studio mode”. This offers designers and creatives more freedom to work.
The Surface Pro keyboard is similarly premium. It is covered by Alcantara. The Alcantara is stain and dust resistant. In addition, it brings about the warm feeling, unlike the metal body of other 2 in 1’s.
In addition, Microsoft has stated that they have perfected the keyboard this time around. You can therefore expect more accurate typing.
Another thing you should know. The keyboard is sold as a separate accessory.
Speaking of the display.
The Microsoft Surface Pro comes with a 12.3-inch display. Also, you get a resolution of 2736 x 1824. Just as expected, this is one of the best display on any tablet in the market.
It is sharp, clear and vivid. In addition, the Surface Dial can be used on the display.
MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO PERFORMANCE
This was a much need upgrade. Considering that the last refresh was back in 2015.
With the Pro, you get the latest 7th Generation Intel Kaby Lake Processor.
Just as before, there are various options to choose from when it comes to the processor. These, come with various price points.
There are 3 choices.
First, Core m3, the Core i5 then lastly, core i7. Now, both the Core m3 and i5 are fan-less. However, the Core I7 comes with fans since it is performance focused.
In addition, Microsoft has said that the i7 is amongst the quietest ones in the world.
When it comes to the GPU, here, there are also 3 choices. First is the Intel HD Graphics in the M3. Then HD 620 in the i5. Lastly, is the Iris Plus 640 in the core i7.
Now to the RAM.
You can range the capacity from 4GB to 6GB.
Overall, the performance of the 2 in 1 ranges from good to outstanding. This depends on the variants you choose. The core i7 is more performance focused while the m3 may be made for consumption.
MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO STORAGE, CAMERA AND BATTERY.
The Surface Pro comes with various storage options. With the maximum coming in at 1TB. It comes with an SSD. What this means is that you get better read and write speeds. This translates to improved performance.
Speaking of the ports.
There is a USB 3.0, mini display port and a microSDXC card reader. All these, will serve your needs well.
Now to the camera. The tablet comes with a 5MP front facing camera. In the rear camera, you get 8MP. This is expected, as no one is really expected to be taking pictures with the pc/tablet. However, the selfie camera is appropriate for taking skype video calls.
With the Pro, you can take 1080pvideos.
The 2 in 1 boasts the ability to last 13 hours 30 minutes. This is one of the strongest feature of this device. As long as you use it moderately, I can guarantee that it can last that time. It has been proved many times that surface tablets are amongst those that save battery the most.
Lastly, the Surface Laptop supports 4G LTE connectivity. Though this version is anticipated to be released later in 2017.
MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO SPECS
Dimensions: 11.5” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)
Display Screen: 12.3” PixelSense™ Display
Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Touch: 10-point multi-touch
4GB, 8GB, or 16GB RAM
Processor: Intel® Core™ 7th-generation m3, i5, or i7
Security TPM chip for enterprise security
Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
Software: Windows 10 Pro
Office 30-day trial
Ambient light sensor
Storage2: Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB
What’s in the box
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents
m3: 1.69 lbs (768 g)
i5: 1.70 lbs (770 g)
i7: 1.73 lbs (784 g)
Model number 1796
Battery Life: Up to 13.5 hours of video playback1
Intel® HD Graphics 615 (m3)
card Intel® HD Graphics 620 (i5)
Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (i7)
1 x Full-size USB 3.0
microSDXC card reader
3.5mm Headphone jack
Camera, video and audio
Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p Full HD video
1.6W Stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
1-year limited hardware warranty
OTHER WINDOWS MACHINES