Expanded Surface family strengthens devices portfolio in India
New Delhi, August 7, 2018 — Microsoft today unveiled new entrants to its Surface family in India to empower enterprises and consumers to achieve more with the new ultimate Windows devices, the Surface Book 2, the most powerful Surface ever and the Surface Laptop, in addition to the already available Surface Pro. The expanded Surface family provides a strong portfolio of Microsoft devices that will allow users in India to unleash their creativity through Windows 10 features. They will empower every individual to be productive in their own way.
“Surface embodies Microsoft’s mission to empower people to do more. Globally and in India, it’s encouraging to see the rapidly growing Surface community in, both, consumer and enterprise. Surface Book 2 and Surface Laptop have created new benchmarks in style, speed, security and enabling creativity. Today, we are excited to launch these innovative devices in India”, said Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.
A Surface for Everyone
The Most Powerful Surface Ever: Surface Book 2
Surface Book 2 is up to five times more powerful than the original. With a stunning PixelSense™ Display, Surface Book 2 gives you the power of a laptop, the versatility of a tablet and the freedom of a portable studio all in one beautifully styled device. Removing the barrier between a conventional desktop and laptop, the Surface Book 2 featuring the latest 8th Gen Intel® Dual-Core™ or Quad-Core™ processors, and NVIDIA® GeForce® GPUs.
Every detail of the iconic Surface Book 2 design has been refined, from the dynamic fulcrum hinge for a more stable touch experience, to the improved, backlit keyboard and flexibility of both USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports. It’s designed to deliver the ultimate in performance and versatility without compromise.
For those seeking flexibility in the way they use their device, the Surface Book 2 supports four different modes, including Studio Mode, Laptop Mode, View Mode, or even Tablet mode by simply detaching the screen.
The Surface Book 2 will be available in 13.5” or 15” options, and boasts an impressive 17-hour battery life for marathon productivity sessions. From running software such as Adobe Creative Cloud and Autodesk, to playing great games such as Forza Motorsport 7 or Gears of War at 1080p, 60fps, it is more than prepared to support users’ workload for work or for play.
Performance Meets Style: Surface Laptop
Surface Laptop brings added choice to the growing Surface portfolio. There are a set of customers that just want a classic laptop. Therefore, every detail was crafted to bring new form and function to the classic laptop design. Surface Laptop elevates design and performance in a sleek, elegant clamshell device. More than a traditional laptop, is engineered to start fast and stay fast with a 7th generation Intel® Core™ processor and up to 14.5 hours of battery life to last through the day. At just 1.25 kilograms and less than 14.5mm thin, the Surface Laptop fits nicely into your favorite bag, and is lightweight for users to bring around.
In addition, the Surface Laptop features a signature keyboard covered in luxurious Alcantara® material, along with a quiet and responsive keyset, large precision trackpad, and soft palm rest for a new level of typing comfort.
Powered by Windows 10 in S mode1, a new Windows experience streamlined for security and superior performance, Surface Laptop starts up and runs faster with InstantOn and an OS optimized for sustained performance. With the most battery life in its class, Surface Laptop redefines the perfect balance of pixels, performance and ultralight design.
Availability and Pricing
The devices are now available for retail purchase in India in online Microsoft stores (Amazon and Flipkart) as well as Croma, Reliance, Vijay Sales, and other authorized retailers in India. For commercial customers, the new Surface Pro will be available through more than 150 commercial resellers.
The MRP (inclusive of GST) for all the devices as follows:
|Configurations of Surface Laptop||MRP* (in INR)|
|Intel® Core™ i5, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel HD® Graphics 620||86,999|
|Intel® Core™ i5, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel HD® Graphics 620||114,999|
|Intel® Core™ i7, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel Iris™ Plus Graphics 640||144,999|
|Intel® Core™ i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, Intel Iris™ Plus Graphics 640||196,999|
|Intel® Core™ i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, Intel Iris™ Plus Graphics 640||233,999|
|Configurations of Surface Book 2||MRP* (in INR)|
|13.5” Intel® Core™ i5, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel® HD Graphics 620||137,999|
|13.5” Intel® Core™ i7, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050||185,999|
|13.5” Intel® Core™ i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050||222,999|
|13.5” Intel® Core™ i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050||257,999|
|15” Intel® Core™ i7, 256GB SSD, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060||222,499|
|15” Intel® Core™ i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060||258,999|
|15” Intel® Core™ i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060||295,999|
*inclusive of GST
 Testing conducted by Microsoft in April 2017 using preproduction Intel® Core™, 256GB, 8 GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.
 Weight is based on i5 configuration
About Microsoft India
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”@microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 8,000 employees, engaged in sales and marketing, research and development and customer services and support, across 11 Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. Microsoft offers its global cloud services from local datacenters to accelerate digital transformation across Indian start-ups, businesses, and government agencies. In 2016, Microsoft opened one of its eight Cyber Security Engagement Centers in the country, to address security needs of both public and private sectors.