At its Windows 10 devices event in New York today, Microsoft introduced its first laptop, the, and the next iteration of its Surface Pro tablet, the .
Both the Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4 will be available October 26 (November 12 in Australia), with preorders beginning October 7. Microsoft states the products will be available online at Microsoftstore.com, its brick-and-mortar Microsoft stores, authorized resellers and select partner retailers.
The Surface Book is the first laptop built by Microsoft. It features a 13.5-inch display that can be detached from the base and used as a Windows 10 tablet. When connected, a unique and flexible hinge Microsoft calls a "dynamic fulcrum hinge" holds the two halves together.
You can read about all the product details from the launch event for the. It will feature Intel's sixth-generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors.
Pricing starts at $1,499/AU$2,299. Microsoft has announced five Surface Book models.
Microsoft Surface Book configurations
|Intel Core i5||8GB||128GB||Intel HD 520||$1,499|
|Intel Core i5||8GB||256GB||Intel HD 520||$1,699|
|Intel Core i5||8GB||256GB||Nvidia GeForce||$1,899|
|Intel Core i7||8GB||256GB||Nvidia GeForce||$2,099|
|Intel Core i7||16GB||512GB||Nvidia GeForce||$2,699|
Pricing and availability in the UK has not yet been announced, but converted directly would range from a £985 base model up to a roughly £1,770 top model. In Australia, only the entry-level pricing has been confirmed: AU$2,299. The topline model would convert to around AU$3,775.
The Surface Pro 4 tablet boasts a larger screen at 12.3 inches than the 12.0-inch Surface Pro 3 while fitting inside the same frame. It has also slimmed down ever so slightly from 9.1mm to 8.4mm.
Pricing starts at $899/AU$1,349. Microsoft has announced six Surface Pro 4 models.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 configurations
|Intel Core M3||4GB||128GB||$899|
|Intel Core i5||4GB||128GB||$999|
|Intel Core i5||8GB||256GB||$1,299|
|Intel Core i7||8GB||256GB||$1,599|
|Intel Core i7||16GB||256GB||$1,799|
|Intel Core i7||16GB||512GB||$2,199|
You can read about all the product details from the launch event for the.
As with the Surface Book, pricing and availability for the Surface Pro 4 in the UK has not yet been announced, but converted would range from a £590 base model up to a £1,445 top model. In Australia, pricing starts at AU$1,349 with higher-specced models yet to be priced.
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