We got our fill during the Microsoft event in NYC last week with all the awesome tech that was revealed including the Microsoft Band 2, Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, and Lumia 950/XL. Here's a roundup of online retailers in the U.S. that are taking pre-orders for most of the devices announced, including the original Microsoft Band that got a $70 price drop from its $199 price tag. For international pre-orders, check the Microsoft Store in your region. What devices are you most looking forward to getting your hands on?
Microsoft Surface Book
The 13.5-inch Surface Book will pack Windows 10 Pro and starts at $1,499 for the minimum 128GB, Core Intel i5 CPU with 8GB of RAM. You can get even more power — up to 512GB of storage, a Core Intel i7 chip and 16GB of RAM for a heftier $2,699.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Starting at $899, the new 12.3-inch Surface Pro 4's base model features 128GB of storage, an Intel Core m3 chip, and 4GB of RAM. There are 8GB and 16GB versions to consider before jumping to the ultimate 256GB, Intel Core i7 model. The Surface Pro 4 runs on Windows 10 Pro and includes a Surface Pen.
Microsoft Lumia 950
The 5.2-inch Lumia 950 features a 1.8Ghz hexa-core Snapdragon 808 CPU, 20MP rear camera, 3,000mAh battery, USB-C fast charging, and wireless charging support. Starting in November, you'll be able to snag an unlocked Lumia 950 directly from Microsoft for $549 in the U.S. and £499.99 in the UK. It will also be available from AT&T, however no release date has been announced yet.
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Sporting a larger 5.7-inch display is the Lumia 950 XL, running Windows 10 and packing an octa-core Snapdragon 810 CPU, 3GB of RAM, and a 3,340mAh removable battery. The Lumia 950 XL will be available directly from Microsoft for $649.99 next month, as well as AT&T.
Microsoft Band 2
If you're interested in making the upgrade to the new Microsoft Band 2, you can pre-order it for $249.99 in small, medium, and large wrist sizes. You can pair it up with your Windows Phone, Android, or iPhone and enjoy tracking a number of activities as well as emails, texts, and more.
Microsoft Band (price drop)
The predecessor to the new Microsoft Band 2 has been lowered in price after the announcement last week, available for only $129.99 directly from Microsoft — a $70 reduction from its original $199 price tag. The original Microsoft Band is still a great accessory to pair with your smartphone, providing easy tracking for all your activities on its 1.4-inch TFT display.
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