Early this morning a slew of new Microsoft Windows 10 devices were announced, including the Surface Pro 4 and the very cool Surface Book. But how much will they cost, and how soon can you get one of your own?
This article was originally published 9AM, October 7.
The Surface Pro 4 will start from $1349.
The Surface Book will start from $2299.
Both the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, and new accessories, are available for preorder in Australia from October 7 — that’s today, guys — then for purchase on November 12.
Those prices are pretty high thanks to our weak dollar. But what about the Australia tax?
In the US, the Surface Book starts from $1499 US, which equates to $2093 AUD. Those prices are without tax, so add 10% for GST, which comes to $2302.
The Surface Pro 4 is priced from $899 US, which is $1255 AUD. Those prices are without tax, so add 10% for GST, which comes to $1380.
So there’s no significant Australian tax at all — in fact, at current exchange rates the new devices are actually cheaper here.
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The Surface Pro 4 sports a 12.3-inch screen squeezed into the same Pro 3 12-inch frame. It’s also a bit slimmer, at 9.1mm vs 8.4mm and weighs in from 766 grams.
The screen has a 2736 x 1824 (267ppi) resolution – up from the Pro 3’s 2160 x 1440.
The Pro 4 will be available in a range of configurations, from a Core M3 CPU, Core i5 or Core i7. You can also get from 4GB to 16GB of RAM and a 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD.
Battery life will be up to 9 hours and it runs Windows 10 Pro.
The Surface Book has a 13.5-inch display with a 3000 x 2000 resolution (267ppi) and weighs in at 1516 grams.
It comes with a Core i5 or i7 and an optional discrete NVIDIA GPU if you need more video processing power.
You can get models with either 8GB or 16GB of RAM and a 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD.
The battery life will be up to 12 hours and it runs Windows 10 Pro.
Want to try the devices out before committing to a purchase? Once they are available, head over to the new Microsoft Store in Sydney.