Microsoft took the wraps off its new Surface Pro outfitted with LTE (Long Term Evolution) earlier this year, assuring a launch before the end of this year.

Lining with this, the Redmond-based software giant announced its brand new Surface Pro with LTE Advanced at the company's recently-concluded Future Decoded event that took place in London.

Release date

Business customers will be able to get their hands on Microsoft's Surface Pro model with LTE connectivity, starting December 2017. Back in May, Microsoft confirmed the arrival of the Surface Pro with LTE support.

A Microsoft employee accidentally spilled the beans about the LTE-equipped laptop during an Ignite session a couple of months ago.

The device is being publicized as the fastest LTE-equipped laptop in its league. The new Surface Pro will offer 9 download speeds and support LTE Cat. Furthermore, the device allows global connectivity with help of 20 cellular bands with an ability to download at an impressive 450Mbps speed.

Pricing and other details

The Intel Core i5 variant of the Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced, 256GB storage and 8GB of RAM will come with a starting price of $1,149. The Intel Core i7 version, on the other hand, will offer 512GB storage and 16GB of RAM and will come bearing a price tag of $1,449.

Referring to the Surface Pro, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Devices, Panos Panay pointed out in a blog post that offices do not allude to just to a few building anymore. Regardless of whether it's your home, a cafe on a plane or even a city located anywhere in the world.

With several changing locations, the device transforms into your office, and that's exactly why Microsoft customers deem their Surface to be a mobile office, Panay added.

Microsoft is also touting the battery life of the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced model. The device's robust battery is expected to last up to a considerable 17 hours of video playback time.


Microsoft unveiled the device in May 2017 and was launched with a starting price of $799. In terms of specifications, the LTE model will not be drastically different from the standard version of the device, despite introducing a few changes.

The device boasts a 12.3-inch PixelSense display, which has a 165-degree hinge. It runs on Windows 10 Pro OS (operating system) and comes with a 30-day Office trial. Aside from that, the versatile laptop supports next-gen Surface Pen, which will be up for grabs along with the device.