• Tech
  • Gadgets

Microsoft Just Made Its Surface Pro Way More Compelling

1 minute read

Microsoft’s Surface Pro—a tablet with the technical specifications of a laptop—is getting an upgrade. During a presentation Oct. 6 in New York City, the company unveiled a new version, the Surface Pro 4. The device, starting at $899, includes upgrade such as fingerprint sensor on the keyboard, a new pen for writing and drawing on the screen, and more powerful internal hardware. The device will compete in an increasingly crowded space that will soon include Google’s Pixel C and Apple’s iPad Pro. Here’s a closer look at the hardware.

The Surface Pro 4 runs the new Windows 10Microsoft
It's reduced size and weight make it easier to transport.Microsoft
The keyboard is designed to sit raised off the table.Microsoft
Redesigned keys allow for faster and quieter typing. A fingerprint sensor has been added to the keyboard as well.Microsoft
It's display is slightly smaller than Apple's iPad ProMicrosoft
The stylus boasts 1,024 levels of pressure in the tip and a digital eraser on the back. Microsoft
Magnets allow it to be stored on the tablet's edge.Microsoft
It's personal assistant Cortana will help with a variety of tasks. Microsoft
The keypad is larger and has 5-point multitouchMicrosoft
Improved speed with up to 16GM of RAM and 1TB storage.Microsoft
It's improved camera now has autofocus as well.Microsoft
The keyboard doubles as a soft cover.Microsoft

More Must-Reads from TIME

Contact us at letters@time.com