Microsoft just unveiled the new Surface Pro

Key Points
  • Microsoft unveiled the new Surface Pro during an event in Shanghai.
  • It will be available next month and features new Intel processors.
  • The Surface Pro features a new design and can be purchased with a refreshed keyboard and a more accurate pen.
The Surface Pro is exactly what Microsoft needs to boost sinking Surface sales

Microsoft unveiled the new Surface Pro, the successor to the Surface Pro 4, during a press event in Shanghai on Tuesday.

The Surface Pro features a thinner and lighter design and was redesigned from the ground up, Microsoft said. It's equipped with a touch-screen display and, when attached to a keyboard accessory (sold separately), doubles as a notebook. Consumers can also buy the $99 Surface Pen to take notes or sketch on the screen.

Microsoft's new Surface Pro is equipped with the latest seventh-generation Intel Core processors, which are more powerful and promise to help provide longer battery life than the sixth-generation processors.

The Surface Pro joins Microsoft's growing family of Surface products: the high-end Surface Book, the education-focused Surface Laptop and the Surface Studio desktop computer.

The Surface Pro starts at $799 and will be available for preorder in the U.S. beginning on Tuesday and launches in June.

For more details, head over to our first-look post.