Microsoft Surface Pro LTE for Business Arriving December 2017

01 November, 2017, 01:01 | Author: Carmen Reese
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Microsoft just announced a new business-focused Surface Pro with LTE Advanced.

On Oct. 26, Microsoft reported better-than-expected first quarter (Q1), fiscal year 2018 earnings.

And Microsoft is making some bold claims for the device as well. The Redmond, Wash. technology giant is focusing on growing its cloud business and venturing into artificial intelligence (AI) and other cutting-edge fields, but its enterprise device ambitions appear to be bearing fruit.

If you use LTE network exclusively on the Surface Pro device, you will get about 90% battery life of a WiFi model.

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Microsoft confirmed today that it will begin shipping Surface Pro with LTE to business customers in December.

The new Surface Pro with LTE Advanced, comes with a purpose-built state of the art LTE architecture for a new class of always on connectivity from nearly anywhere on the planet.

The most-affordable Surface Pro with a Core i5 processor can be had for $999, but there is also a beefier model that doubles the storage capacity and RAM (to 256GB and 8GB, respectively, from 128GB and 4GB) that costs $1,299. Whether it's the pure power of Surface Book 2, the most powerful Surface yet with up to 17 hours of battery life3, the unmatched versatility of Surface Pro, or the beauty and emotional appeal of Surface Laptop. While sales of Surface tablets and laptops slumped during the quarter ending March 31 this year, with revenue falling 26 percent year-on-year to $831 million, they were up 12 percent year-on-year for the most recent quarter - a rise that Microsoft attributes to the release of the Surface Laptop. It also supports accessories like the Surface Pen and the Surface Dial.

The Surface Book 2 will cost from $1,499, for the lowest spec 13-inch model, through to $3,299, for the highest spec 15-inch model.

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