Microsoft Announces Surface Pro with LTE Advanced: Supports 20 LTE Bands Globally

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While Gavin specified failure rates among newer Surface releases, such as the Surface Laptop, Consumer Reports surveyed users of a broad range of Surface devices, including older tablet models.

Make no mistake, the Surface Pro LTE is a seriously hardcore machine. Across the top of the Surface Pro, Microsoft integrated seven antennae, with support for global LTE bands, into what it claims are the smallest LTE tablet bezels now on the market.

Microsoft announced its newest Surface Pro will support LTE and 450 mbps downloads.

In its vision to empower its employees with modern devices, Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled Surface Pro with LTE Advanced that will begin shipping to business customers in December.

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"For those that don't follow Microsoft's every move as a hardware manufacturer, the current revision of the Surface Pro has a 12.3" display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2736x1824.

The LTE version of Surface Pro will be based on Qualcomm X16 Gigabit Class LTE modem. "The entire Surface family is built to bring the best of Windows to life, including the new mixed reality, 3D, and inking experiences in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update", said Panay. There's no specifics on battery life yet, but this year's earlier Surface release promised 13.5 hours while watching video. According to Golik, Microsoft chose this particular modem in order to future-proof Surface Pro LTE, with support for Cat 9 LTE and 20 global LTE bands.

The most-affordable Surface Pro with a Core i5 processor can be had for $999, but there is also a beefier model that doubles the storage capacity and RAM (to 256GB and 8GB, respectively, from 128GB and 4GB) that costs $1,299. The office is no more restricted to some enclosed space rather it could be at home or at some café or at some city anywhere in the world or on some flight.

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