The premium version of the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover is sold for $160, but for the extra $30, users will get a keyboard covered in Alcantara, an alloy obtained from polyester and polyurethane. The normal Type Cover is made of a soft plastic material and it’s available in five variants of colors (blue, bright blue, red, black and teal).
According to Wikipedia, Alcantara is “sourced only in Italy, with aesthetic, sensory, and technical qualities unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.” Microsoft is offering only one variant of color for this Type Cover and it’s a “stunning two-tone grey mélange” that will become darker over time.
Microsoft has released even a teaser video in which appears Rachael Bell, a color and materials designer for Microsoft Devices and Ralf Groene, Head of Design, who are describing this premium keyboard. Bell said that “There’s an intersection there between technology, textiles, fashion and design. It’s the most premium experience we’ve ever been able to bring to a device.” The teaser video can be watched below:
So, if you’ve bought a Surface Pro 4 tablet and want to improve your user experience by connecting it to a keyboard, with which you’ll write your emails or documents faster, then head to Microsoft’s official store and order the $160 Alcantara-clad cover from this website.
If this price is too high for you, then you can buy a cheaper third party keyboard which contains a built-in fingerprint reader, but it won’t look as luxurious Type Cover created by Microsoft. The Surface Pro 4 supports also a Surface Pen which costs $60 on the Microsoft Store. As for the specs of this 2-in-1 tablet, we remind you that it has a 12.3-inch Pixel Sense display with a resolution of 2736×1824 pixels, it’s powered by the sixth generation Intel Skylake processor: m3-6Y30 900 MHz up to 2.2 GHz, backed by an Intel HD graphics 515 GPU, i5-6300U 2.4 up to 3.0 GHz, backed by an Intel HD graphics 520 GPU or i7-6650U 2.2 up to 3.4 GHz backed by an Intel Iris 540 graphics GPU and depending on the configuration, the tablet is available in 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB of internal storage.
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