It’s been a loooooong time coming, but it’s almost here!
A number of our clients provide Surface Pro’s for their staff, and for what seems a very long time, have been complaining about the lack of a Surface with LTE. It seems like such a simple thing, yet Microsoft haven’t released it in Australia. IT departments have gone out and purchased a number of other devices to try and meet the requirements, some have been successful, others sooo very not so, but all have added complexity or diversity to the number of devices that these departments have had to provide and support.
But the wait looks to be over, the Surface Pro with 4G is set to launch in April. You can pre-order specific hardware configurations now from the Microsoft Store, Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi.
Microsoft Surface Pro With 4G: Australian specifications
|Microsoft Surface Pro With 4G|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro|
|Dimensions (mm)||292.10 x 201.42 x 8.5 mm|
|Storage||Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB|
|Display||Screen: 12.3” PixelSense Display, Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI), Aspect Ratio: 3:2, Touch: 10 point multi-touch|
|Battery life||Up to 13.5 hours video playback|
|Processor||Intel 7th Gen Core m3, i5, or i7|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 615 (m3), Intel HD Graphics 620 (i5), Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 (i7)|
|Security||TPM chip for enterprise security, Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in|
|Memory||4GB, 8GB, or 16GB RAM|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible, Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology, LTE Advanced (optional)|
|Ports||Full-size USB 3.0, microSDXC card reader, Surface Connect, 3.5mm Headset jack, Mini DisplayPort, Cover port|
|Cameras, video, and audio||Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing), 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video, 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p Full HD video, Dual microphones, 1.6W Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium|
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope|
|Warranty||12 months limited hardware warranty|
Now all I need is a compatible external battery, I have been less than impressed with the support of the current 3rd party battery that was purchased.