Surface Pro with LTE Will Begin Shipping in December

Surface Pro with LTE Will Begin Shipping in December

Surface Pro with LTE Will Begin Shipping in December

Microsoft's new Surface Pro offers blisteringly-fast LTE Internet connectivity all around the world.

Specifically, Microsoft is highlighting that fewer than 1 in 100,000 of new Surface devices has gone bad while in the hands of a consumer.

The Surface Pro's LTE is expected to work worldwide, further boosting its appeal for business travelers, who will be less reliant on Wi-Fi to get work done on the go.

Since Microsoft does not list the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced on its online store and considering that it only mentions the availability for business customers, it is likely that consumers will not have access to it (at least not come early-December). Microsoft appears to be targeting this model towards businesses, and the company unveiled it on stage at the business-focused Future Decoded event in London this morning.

The Surface Pro LTE Advanced (as it is officially called), will be available in two configurations both with an Intel Core i5 processor.

The tablet-cum-laptop hybrid is also set to provide global connectivity via support from 20 LTE brands.

"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. Microsoft says it was able to leverage the space left where the fan would have been to integrate the Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem. The new Surface Pro will also have a great battery life. There is a variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage and there is a model which comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage. When the device was announced, Microsoft's head of engineering for all devices, Panos Panay, said that in terms of graphics the 13-inch model is three times more powerful and the 15-inch is five times more powerful than the original Surface Book.

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