Microsoft has finally launched the new Surface Pro in India nine months after launching it in the US last May. Described as “the most versatile laptop” by Microsoft, the device is the updated version of the Surface Pro 4 that reportedly suffers from screen flickering issues after extended usage.
At least five different models of the new Surface Pro have been launched in India, all of which have gone on sale today (February 22) via online and offline retailers that include the likes of Amazon, Flipkart, Croma, Reliance and Vijay Sales, etc. While we couldn’t find any listing on Amazon, the laptops are available on pre-order on Flipkart.
The newly-launched Surface Pro has been priced at Rs. 64,999 for the base variant that is powered by a Core m3 chip from Intel, and goes all the way up to Rs. 1,82,999 for the top-end model that houses an Intel Core i7 processor under the hood. The following is the complete price-list of the devices:
- Intel Core m3, 128 GB SSD, 4GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 615: Rs. 64,999
- Intel Core i5, 128 GB SSD, 4GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 620: Rs. 79,999
- Intel Core i5, 256 GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 620: Rs. 1,06,999
- Intel Core i7, 256 GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640: Rs. 1,33,999
- Intel Core i7, 512 GB SSD, 16GB RAM, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640: Rs. 1,82.999
Among these SKUs, the Surface Pro with Core i5 and 8GB of RAM hits the sweet spot between performance and price, and is already discounted by Rs 1,000 on Flipkart during the pre-order phase. Similarly, other models are also on discount at this stage on Flipkart.
Microsoft has also launched a whole bunch of accessories to go with its Surface Pro lineup. The list includes a Surface Pro Type Cover (Black) that comes with a price-tag of Rs. 10,999, a Surface Pro Signature Type Cover (Platinum) that costs Rs. 12,999, the Surface Pen (Silver and Charcoal) that has been priced at Rs. 7,999, and the Surface Arc Mouse (Light Gray) that has an asking price of Rs. 6,399.
In a press statement, Vineet Durani the Director of Windows and Devices at Microsoft India, said, “We are delighted to announce the launch of Surface Pro in India and offer our consumers another superior device that will enable them create, study, work and play virtually anywhere. We continue to push boundaries to better serve the needs of our customers who are seeking greater mobility and power in their devices to stay productive. The new Surface Pro delivers the versatility of a laptop and a creative studio in one thin, lightweight device“.
Buy the Surface Pro (Core i5, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD) from Flipkart (Rs 1,05,990)