Just a few short weeks after revealing its Surface Laptop and Arc Mouse, Microsoft has unveiled its latest piece of hardware: the refreshed Surface Pro. The lineup’s first major overhaul since 2015, the new Surface Pro — which is essentially the Surface Pro 5, if you’re counting — opts for an aesthetic in line with that of the aforementioned Surface Laptop while measuring in at 8.5mm thin while packing a 12.3” PixelSense display with 2736 x 1824 resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio. Other improvements include 50% better battery life for up to 13.5 hours of video playback while the optional type cover — like the Surface Laptop’s keyboard — appears wrapped in Alcantara along with a glass trackpad. Best of all for creatives, however, is the new kickstand and next-gen Surface Pen. The new kickstand can now prop the tablet up at a 165-degree angle — said by Microsoft to be ideal for drawing — while the Pen offers double the sensitivity with 4,096 pressure levels for a more natural feel.
Crafted in a trio of colorways and due out in June, the Surface Pro can be pre-ordered online now with prices starting at $799 USD.