The LTE enabled versions of Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet is no longer limited to business customers only. According to reports, the company is selling the tablets on the Microsoft Store now, available for anyone who wants them. The company had started selling them to companies around the beginning of this month, promising to offer consumer versions from 2018 onwards. So, Microsoft seems to be ahead of schedule here.
By adding LTE connectivity, Microsoft has essentially made the Surface Pro more portable, which allows the company to target many more users.
The Commercial Surface Pro is available in two configurations. While both versions are sold with Intel Core i5 processors, they are differentiated by RAM and storage options. The 4GB RAM/128GB SSD model is priced at $1449, while the 8GB RAM/256GB SSD model is being sold at $1449. Not really the cheapest tablets to buy, are they? Also, Microsoft still sells the Type Cover keyboard case and Surface Pen separately, adding to the price of the device.
This seems to be the skew Microsoft is going with at the moment, though the company may end up offering more versions later. The Surface Pro with LTE solves one of the key issues with Microsoft’s tablet. By adding LTE connectivity, Microsoft has essentially made the Surface Pro more portable, which allows the company to target many more users.