Microsoft to sell Surface Pro LTE from December this year

Surface Pro LTE supports up to 450 MBps download speeds.
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Microsoft has announced a new LTE version of the Surface Pro tablet. The company announced the device at its Future Decoded event at the Excel in London yesterday, announcing that the new Surface Pro will be sold from December 2017 onwards. Microsoft had promised such a device back in May this year, so it’s not surprising that it has been launched. The company said it’s going to release the device by end of 2017, so it’s meeting that promise.

Microsoft had promised such a device back in May this year, so it’s not surprising that it has been launched.

Further, the device support Cat 9 LTE, which Microsoft claims is the “fastest LTE-enabled laptop in its class”. The Surface Pro LTE supports 20 mobile bands and it can support up to 450 MBps download speeds on LTE. The device will be sold at a starting price of $1,149 for the version running on the Intel Core i5 processor and 256GB storage, with 8GB RAM. The Core i7 processor with 512GB storage and 16GB RAM will be sold for $1,449.

“The office is no longer restricted to a set of buildings - it’s at home, in a case, a city across the globe, or on a plane. With so many changing locations your device becomes your office and many of our customers tell us that’s what their Surface is to them - a mobile office,” said Panos Panay, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft devices in a blog post.

Further, there’s a Surface Pro LTE Advance version, which will apparently provide 17 hours of video playback time.