Souped-up Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book are even available with a golden stylus, but do not come cheap
Microsoft is now offering super-charged versions of its Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices, adding more storage and power to its ultra portable devices.
Both new products are equipped with 1TB of storage and 16GB of RAM, as well as being powered by Intel’s latest 6th Generation Core i7 processors and a dedicated GPU included in the keyboard, marking a major step up in performance on the original devices, which were launched back in October.
Initially only available in the US and Canada, the new Surface Book (pictured above) will cost $3199 (£2245), and be available online-only via Microsoft Stores and other select retailers. The new Surface Pro 4 is also on sale now for $2699 (£1895).
Featuring a 12-hour battery life, detachable screen and the company’s first-ever hinged design, the Surface Book was described as “the ultimate laptop,” by Microsoft when it was launched. The device only became available for sale in the UK earlier this month, starting at £1,299, meaning it could be a while before we see this latest Surface Book on sale here.
A new Surface device also needs a similarly fancy accessory to give with it, and Microsoft is doing just that with the launch of a new golden Surface Pen (pictured below). The colourful new stylus is also on sale from today in Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United States, costing $59.99 (£42).
The new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 devices are another string to Microsoft’s bow as it looks to get Windows 10 out to as many consumers and businesses as possible.
Microsoft says that Windows 10 adoption is growing the fastest out of any version of Windows previously released, outpacing Windows 7 by nearly 140 percent and Windows 8 by nearly 400 percent.
Since its launch last Summer, the software is already running on 200 million devices around the world, with Microsoft setting an ambitious ultimate target of more than one billion devices.