Following its official announcement at Future Decoded in October, Microsoft’s new Surface Pro with LTE Advanced has started shipping to business customers in select markets (via Neowin.) The 12-inch tablet is the third Surface device to include an LTE modem, succeeding to the Surface 2 and the 2015 Surface 3.
The hybrid tablet comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 Cat 9 modem, supporting 20 cellular bands and delivering up to 450 Mbps speeds. To use LTE, you can either use the embedded SIM and choose a data plan from the Windows Store, or pop in your own nano-SIM card in the SIM tray sitting next to the micro-SD port.
Microsoft isn’t selling the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced on its online Store yet, but business customers can get it from some partners such as Insight. The basic version with an Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB RAM, and 128 GB SSD is available at $1,149, and the one with the same processor and double the RAM and SSD storage costs $1,449.Further reading: Microsoft, Surface, Surface Pro LTE