Today marks the global launch of the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop
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The Surface Laptop was officially unveiled May 2 at Microsoft's Education expo, while the Surface Pro was unveiled May 23rd at a special Surface event in Shanghai. However, the products are officially available for order today via the Microsoft Store. In fact, today marks Microsoft's largest launch ever with the updated Surface Pro and Surface Laptop available to order in 25 countries around the world.
Previous users of the Surface Pro will be right at home with the new iteration of Microsoft's 2-in-1. Not wavering far from the last generation's design, the new line of Surface Pro comes loaded with Kaby Lake Intel processors (with fanless internals for the m3 and i5 models), alongside a kickstand with better adjustability, and an upgraded battery that Microsoft claims will offer users up to 13.5 hours of life.
The new Surface Laptop is Microsoft's foray into the market of ultraportables, boasting competitive specs coupled with solid build quality. Bearing a striking resemblance to the Surface Pro, the Surface Laptop has a fixed keyboard and clamshell design similar to ultrabooks currently on the market. The highest tier model boasts an i7 processor, a 512 GB SSD, and 16GB of RAM at a premium of US$2,199.
If you've previously thought about picking up a Surface product, this could be your golden opportunity — especially if you are prepared to make the switch from your MacBook or iPad device, as Microsoft is willing to offer up to $850 for trade-ins at physical stores.