It's been a long wait, but finally, in a press event in New Delhi, Microsoft announced the launch of Surface devices - Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4 - in India. While the two will be sold to consumers, only the Surface Pro 4 will be sold via enterprise channels.
Microsoft will showcase the devices at Microsoft Priority Stores in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Bangalore, and Mumbai for one to experience the products, however the devices will only be sold online, being exclusive to Amazon India for six months.
Surface Pro 4 Specifications
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro|
|CPU||6th-Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 (Skylake)|
|Display||12.3-inch PixelSense Display at 2763 x 1824 (267 PPI)|
|Storage||128GB or 256GB SSD|
|Dimensions||11.50 x 7.93 x .33 in (292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45 mm)|
Surface Pro 4 prices in India
- Surface Pro 4: 128GB /Intel Core i5/4GB RAM: ₹89,990 ($1,346)
- Surface Pro 4: 256GB /Intel Core i5/8GB RAM: ₹120,990
Surface Pro 4: 256GB /Intel Core i7/8GB RAM: ₹144,990
Surface Pro 3: 128GB /Intel Core i3/4GB RAM: ₹73,990 ($1,107)
HCL is the Authorized Device Distributor in India while Orient Computers, Frontier, and Team will be Authorized Device Resellers for the Surface Pro series in India.
The Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4 go on sale on January 14, although the pre-orders start today. All Surface orders include free premium delivery on Amazon that gets you the same-day or next day delivery based on the time of your order or city – a pretty neat incentive.
In India, the Surface devices come with one-year swap warranty that will be fulfilled by Microsoft Care centers (formerly, Nokia Care). Interestingly, Microsoft India would also acknowledge warranty on Surface devices brought abroad, although under local warranty policy.
What do you think of the pricing of the Surface lineup, and would you be looking to pick one up? Tell us in the comments.