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Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 4 and the laptop Surface Book, which is “twice as powerful as a MacBook Pro”

Microsoft at a presentation on Tuesday announced updated versions of the Surface Pro 4 and its the first model of the notebook Surface Book.

The Surface Pro 4 has a screen with a diagonal of 12.3 inches and a resolution of h pixels (267 ppi). The device will go on sale with Intel Core processors of the sixth generation (up to Core i7), up to 128/256/512 RAM and 16 GB of flash memory. Graphics depends on installed processor: it can be 515 HD graphics, HD graphics or Intel Iris 520. The performance of new, allegedly 30% higher than the previous model and is 50% higher than the MacBook Air.

The tablet is compatible with an updated stylus that is equipped with a virtual eraser, as well as with a removable keyboard, which now looks more like a conventional computer keyboard due to the larger distance between the buttons. The touchpad was glass and increased by 40%. The tablet has an 8-megapixel camera. The device itself is thinner (8.4 mm) and lighter. In the presence of a thumbprint scanner.

For Surface Pro 4 has its own dock with 4 USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet and the ability to connect two monitors with 4K resolution via DisplayPort. Branded pen 1024 degrees of depression, one charge should be enough for the whole year. You can choose from five body colors of stylus. The cost of Surface Pro 4 in retail will start at $899.

First laptop Microsoft called the Surface Book. According to the head of division of premium devices of Panos Panay, it is “the thinnest and most powerful computer in the world”. Its screen has a diagonal of 13.5 inches and a resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels, and performance, according to the company, two times higher than that of the MacBook Pro.

In Redmond promise quiet operation of the keyboard unit, supplemented by key lighting. The gadget will last up to 12 hours, according to the company. The device is equipped with Intel’s 6th generation i5 or i7, and SSD volume 128/256/512 GB and 1 TB, USB 3.0 and a full-sized card reader. Discrete graphics from NVIDIA c memory GDDR5. Book the Surface screen can detach from the keyboard unit, where the discrete graphics and use it as a tablet.

The model weighs a little more than 720 grams, and the thickness is 7.7 mm — this applies only to the display unit. Along with the keyboard the weight of new items — 1.5 kg. the Laptop will cost $1499. These pre-orders will begin on 7 October, in sale they will arrive on 26 October.

In the course of trading on Tuesday, shares of Microsoft rose 0.7%. Over the past three months, the capitalization of the company increased by 6% against the decrease of the S&P 500 by 4.2%.

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