Microsoft first unveiled its Surface Pro with LTE earlier this year, promising a launch earlier than the top of 2017. Because the 12 months attracts to an finish, Microsoft now says it plans to launch the Floor Professional with LTE help on December 1st. If that timing sounds acquainted, it’s as a result of a Microsoft worker by accident revealed it during an Ignite session last month.
Microsoft’s Floor Professional with LTE Superior (sure, that’s the complete mannequin title) will embrace an Intel Core i5 processor and a Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 modem. Microsoft is utilizing this LTE chipset, with 20 LTE bands, to make sure that anybody can purchase this mannequin of Floor Professional and have LTE work in any nation all over the world. Microsoft isn’t promising any particular battery life for this LTE mannequin, however the firm did say the Floor Professional that launched earlier this 12 months would run for as much as 13.5 hours watching video. LTE help might affect that, however we’ll need to evaluation the machine to seek out out precisely how.
The Floor Professional with LTE mannequin will probably be out there first to enterprise prospects on December 1st. The bottom mannequin will embrace an Intel Core i5 processor, four GB RAM, and 128 GB of SSD storage, and will probably be priced at $1,149. Microsoft can also be providing an 8GB of RAM mannequin with 256GB of SSD storage for $1,449. Microsoft seems to be focusing on this mannequin in direction of companies, and the corporate unveiled it on stage on the business-focused Future Decoded occasion in London this morning.
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