The new Surface Pro is coming to more markets in Asia

Pre-orders for the most versatile laptop on the planet start in Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. And, it is also available in South Korea today.

Since the launch of the very first Surface five years ago, Microsoft has been quietly redefining the rules of the personal computing experience by building the most versatile line up of productive devices for use at home, in offices and on-the-go. Customers love the experiences that Surface delivers – whether for productive work or for stretching the boundaries of their creativity.

The new Surface Pro was unveiled in Shanghai in May when Microsoft held its first-ever global launch event outside of the United States. This more powerful Surface has a longer battery life, and keeps the thin and light form factor that has come to define the Surface experience among users.

Starting today, the new Surface Pro is available in South Korea; while pre-orders will commence on the Microsoft Store as well as selected authorized retailers and resellers in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

The new Surface Pro is part of an overall premium category line-up of Surface devices, including the Surface Studio, Surface Book with performance base and the Surface Laptop. The Microsoft Surface Hub advances the portfolio to enable greater collaboration and productivity.

“We have seen phenomenal response to the new Surface Pro since its launch, and are excited to be able to bring the new Surface Pro to Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, where more fans and interested users can lay their hands on our latest addition to the Surface family,” said Jacqui Miranda, General Manager Windows and Devices, Microsoft Asia Pacific. “I’m excited to see the potential of the new Surface Pro in empowering individuals and organizations in these markets to create and innovate, and we will continue to deliver new and delightful experiences with Surface and Windows.”

Microsoft has more than 300 commercial reseller channels across the region, so businesses can more quickly and easily incorporate Surface into their environments to empower their employees in today’s highly digital environment.

In addition, Surface as a Service is available in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore, where organizations can procure a Surface device on a per-user, per month leasing scheme. The scheme offers a variety of options for businesses to acquire Surface along with the Type Cover, extended hardware warranty, and Office 365 Business.

The most versatile laptop in the world

Customers love the flexibility and versatility of the Surface Pro, and in fact, Surface Pro 4 users are more likely to recommend their device than iPad and MacBook users[1]. With the new Surface Pro, Microsoft is committed to advancing the category by delivering the versatility of both powerhouse laptop and mobile creative studio, in one thin, lightweight device.

Everything about the Surface Pro has been streamlined and refined, from the inside out — from softer, rounded edges, to cameras built to fade into the bezel. At just 8.5mm thin and starting at 767 grams[2], the new Surface Pro packs the power of a 7th generation Intel® Core™ processor into a new fanless,[3] whisper-quiet design.

For those who like to ink, the new Surface Pro boasts a high-resolution 12.3” PixelSenseTM touch display that supports the new Surface Pen[4], which is the most natural and responsive ever. With over 4,096 pressure points and only 21 milliseconds of latency and new tilt functionality (while the average duration of a blink is between 100 to 150 milliseconds), the Surface Pen gives users a more fluid and real-to-life inking experience.

New accessories and experiences light up the Surface Pro experience

But the new Surface Pen is only as good as the software behind it, and users can look forward to enhanced Office features, including more pencil textures and ink effects in Word, Excel and PowerPoint which help showcase creativity in new ways. A new, collaborative whiteboard experience is also coming to Surface. The Microsoft Whiteboard app on Windows 10 includes features such as collaborative inking, table conversion and automatic table shading, with exclusive capabilities for Office 365 users, where users can take advantage of the Pen to collaborate on-the-go.

The new Surface Pro also ships with the latest Windows 10 Creators Update. This means users can take advantage of new 3D and inking tools available in the update, while businesses can be at ease with the most comprehensive security capabilities, which help better protect, defend and respond to threats on their devices and networks.

Part of the draw with Surface Pro is the innovative Type Cover that snaps onto the device and transform it immediately into a laptop. Signature Type Covers in luxurious Alcantara® materials with new colors[5] will be launched alongside the new Surface Pro, with slight enhancements that make typing easier, more comfortable, more accurate, better sounding and easier to do without looking.

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[1] Customer Usage & Satisfaction Program, Study of device users weighted across seven countries by internet population (US/UK/DE/FR/CH/JP/AU), conducted by IPSOS, recruited through online panel vendors, commissioned by Microsoft, 74764 participants (1708 Surface Pro 4 users, 1000+ of all Apple devices), collected Oct 2016-Mar 2017, Measuring top 2 box (4/5) of a 5 point scale from not at all likely to extremely likely, significant at a 90% confidence level.

[2] Core m3 version

[3] Core m3 and Core i5 versions

[4] Sold separately

[5] Sold separately, color availabilities vary by markets.

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