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Microsoft Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 arrive in India at starting price of ₹1,05,999

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 arrive in India at starting price of ₹1,05,999
Photo Credit: Microsoft
29 Nov, 2022
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Microsoft's latest lineup of Surface devices including the 2-in-1 Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 are now available in India through authorised retail partners and online sellers such as Amazon.in, Reliance Digital, Croma, and Vijay Sales, the company announced on Tuesday.  

The Surface Laptop 5 with a 13.5-inch display will be available in India for the consumer segment at a starting price of ₹107,999 while the 15-inch display variant will start at ₹139,999. The Surface Pro 9 will start at ₹105,999. Their enterprise variants for business customers will be available at a slightly higher price difference of ₹500 to ₹4,000.  

The new lineup of Surface devices was announced last month. Microsoft had also announced a 5G variant of Surface Pro 9 with a Qualcomm processor and the new Surface Studio 2+ all-in-one PC. These two devices are not on the list of new Surface devices that will be available in India.  

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“We are pleased to bring the new Surface devices to India, expanding our portfolio for Windows 11,” said Irina Ghose, chief operating officer, of Microsoft India. 

Though India is a price-conscious market, demand for PCs in the premium consumer segment remained robust even when the overall PC market has seen a decline. To be sure, demand for premium notebooks (above $1,000) in the consumer segment grew by 9.8% year-on-year (YoY) in the September quarter of 2023, according to International Data Corporation (IDC) data

That said, demand for premium notebooks in the commercial segment fell by 28.5% YoY. Notebooks accounted for 70% of the PC shipments in India, as per IDC.  

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According to Statcounter data, Windows OS accounts for 79.37% of the PC market in India as of October.  

In terms of specifications, Surface Laptop 5 runs on Intel’s Core i5 12th gen processor with 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM in entry-level variants. The top variants run on Intel Core i7 12th gen processor with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. The base variant of the Surface Pro 9 devices also runs on Intel’s Core i5 12th gen processor and 8GB RAM but with 128GB SSD. Its top variant runs on a Core i7 12th gen processor with 32GB RAM and 1TB SSD and is priced at ₹269,999.