Microsoft is expanding its line of Surface computers in India with the launch of the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2. Both of them will be available starting January 28th across offline as well as online channels for a starting price of Rs 83,999 and Rs 91,999 respectively.
Speaking on the launch, Priyadarshi Mohapatra, Country General Manager – Consumer & Devices, Microsoft India, said: “The Surface experience is one that supports users to build their vision and dreams. The beautiful and stylish hardware is an instrument that strings together our best solutions to help unleash users’ creativity and sharpen their focus on honing their craft. For users seeking to make new breakthroughs in 2019, Surface will be a perfect companion to bring their innovative ideas and thinking to life.”
The new Microsoft Surface Pro 6 doesn’t bring a whole lot of changes and features the same two-in-one aluminum build as its predecessors. The only notable change here is the presence of Intel’s 8th Gen chipsets which the company claims will be 67 percent faster than the previous model and an improved cooling system. Thanks to the latter, the Surface Pro 6 can last longer with a battery life rated for 13.5 hours. There’s also a new matte black option which looks absolutely stunning at least in the images.
The rest of the specifications are identical to last year — the Surface Pro 6 comes with a 12.3-inch (2736 x 1824 pixels) 3:2 PixelSense touchscreen, 8GB or 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of SSD, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, and a 1.6W Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Indian Pricing and Availability
- i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage: Rs 83,999
- i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage: Rs 110,999
- i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB storage: Rs 176,999
- i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage: Rs 139,999
The same applies to the Surface Laptop 2 too. The majority of hardware is still largely identical compared to the first-one gen — It has the same 13.5-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 2256 x 1504, a battery life of 14.5 hours, from 128GB to 1TB of SSD, Alcantara-coated interiors, an aluminium build, Microsoft Hello sensors, and a rather weak port selection which includes a standard USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, a Surface Connector, and a headphone jack.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Indian Pricing and Availability
- i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage: Rs 91,999
- i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage: Rs 119,999
- i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB storage: Rs 203,999
- i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage: Rs 148,999