Microsoft Band 2 and Surface Pro 4 – Full detail and prices

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Microsoft has thrown a big event this year by introducing a bundle of devices, all running on Windows 10 platform. Whether it’s an affordable Lumia 550, a flagship smartphone like Lumia 950 or full-fledged laptop. They also have announced the upgraded versions of their Surface Pro tablet and Microsoft Band.

The new Surface Pro 4 is 12.3 inch tablet and comes with Intel Core m, i5 and i7. The pricing starts from $889. While on the other hand the Microsoft Band 2 features a curved display and virtual assistant Cortana.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is the thinnest, lightest and most powerful tablet that can replace your laptop – as Microsoft says. At 8.4 mm thin, it features a 12.3-inch PixelSense Display and 6th Generation Intel Core m, Core i5, and Core i7 processors, targeting probably everyone from students to professionals.

Surface Pro 4 is said to be 30 percent more powerful than Surface Pro 3 as well as quieter, runs cooler, and is even more efficient with up to nine hours of battery life.

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The new Surface Pro 4 Type Cover transforms Surface Pro 4 from tablet to laptop. It features a redesigned mechanical keyboard with optimal key spacing which are said to be for fast and fluid typing. This Type Cover comes with an optional fingerprint reader for convenience and security of Windows Hello to existing customers as it is backwards compatible with Surface Pro 3.

The redesigned Surface Pen packs 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, letting you write, draw and mark documents with precision ink on one end and an eraser on the other.

Surface Pro 4 and its accessories are available for pre-order in select markets. They will be available for purchase in Canada and the United States on October 26th, with additional markets to follow.

Unlike Surface Book, the Surface Pro 4 allows to customize the tablet as per your need. Following are the prices for all possible customization options. (ordered by price)

Surface Pro 4 Pricing (Estimated Retail Prices)
RAM Storage Price
1 6th Generation Intel Core M3 4 GB 128 GB $899
2 6th Generation Intel Core i5 4 GB 128 GB $999
3 6th Generation Intel Core i5 8 GB 256 GB $1,299
4 6th Generation Intel Core i5 16 GB 256 GB $1,499
5 6th Generation Intel® Core i7 8 GB 256 GB $1,599
6 6th Generation Intel Core i5 8 GB 512 GB $1,699
7 6th Generation Intel Core i7 16 GB 256 GB $1,799
8 6th Generation Intel Core i5 16 GB 512 GB $1,899
9 6th Generation Intel Core i7 16 GB 512 GB $2,199
10 6th Generation Intel Core i7 16 GB 1 TB $2,699

Above prices are only for the Surface Pro 4 tablets. Accessories such as the Type Cover and Surface Pen will have their own costs.

Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft Band 2 is the latest fitness wearable having a new curved display, making it even more comfortable to wear. It also features Cortana which allows the user to reply, to texts or set reminders with the touch of a button. Alongside a continuous optical heart rate monitor and on-board GPS, the smart band still tracks calories burned, deep exercise and sleep quality but additionally it also records floors climbed. It maintains up to two-day battery life.

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Microsoft Health is available as a universal Windows app, a dedicated app for iOS and Android devices, and via a Web Dashboard, which allow people to set wellness goals and receive actionable insights.

The pricing starts at $249, Microsoft Band 2 is now available for pre-order in select markets. It will be available for purchase in the United States starting from October 30th, with additional markets to follow.

Microsoft Band 2
Material Thermal plastic elastomer silicone vulcanate (TPSiV)
Display Size 32mm x 12.8mm
Display Type Curved AMOLED
Resolution 320×128 pixels
Battery 48 hours
Average Charge Time Full charge in less than 1.5 hours
Battery Type Li-polymer
Operating Temperature Ranges -10°C to 40°C (14°F to 104°F)
Maximum Operating Altitude -300m to +4877m
Sensors Optical heart rate sensor
3-axis accelerometer
Gyrometer
GPS
Ambient light sensor
Skin temperature sensor
UV sensor
Capacitive sensor
Galvanic skin response
Microphone
Barometer
Additional Technology Haptic vibration motor
Connectivity Bluetooth® 4.0 LE
Supported mobile devices Windows Phone 8.1 update or greater
iPhone®5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus with iOS® 8.1.2 or greater
Android™ 4.4 or later phones with Bluetooth®
Charge Cable Connector Custom charge cable

Important Notes for Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft Band is dust- and water-resistant but not waterproof. Light rain and hand washing shouldn’t harm it, but do not immerse it in liquids of any kind. This means it should not be worn while swimming or in the shower. Read more about Microsoft Band water-resistance.

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