Expanding the Surface family, Microsoft today announced the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices. The Surface Book 4 builds on the previous generation with an improved performance and lighter and smaller form factor.
The Surface Pro 4 starts from $899 and is powered by 6th-gen Intel Core M3, i5, i7 processors with 4GB as the base RAM and goes up to 16GB. The device runs Windows 10 Pro and boasts a 12.3-inch PixelTouch display that supports a resolution of 2736×1824 pixels, up to 1TB SSD, 5 megapixel camera on the front with 8 megapixel at the back, full size USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 9 hour battery life.
The Surface Book on the other hand is the first laptop from Microsoft that starts at a hefty price tag of $1,499. The asking price brings one-of-a-kind hinge that allows the screen to be detached and use it under a clipboard mode along with the Surface Pen.
On the hardware side, the Surface Book features 6th gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, 8GB or 16GB RAM, discrete Nvidia GeForce graphics card 128GB SSD (up to 1TB) and a 13.5-inch PixelSense display with resolution of 3000×2000 pixels. Additionally, the laptop comes with two full size USB 3.0 ports, SD card reader, 5 megapixel front and 8 megapixel rear camera and Dolby Audio.