Now you can pre-order the Surface Pro with LTE in the United States. Just don’t expect to get one very soon. Over on the Microsoft Store, you can submit an order for the cellular-enabled hybrid but won’t have it on your doorstep for about two months. Microsoft is hard at work preparing units to ship with few flaws.
The 2-in-1 that switches between a laptop and a tablet was announced last year, but the specifications have held up well and it’s unlikely a significant upgrade is happening in the first half of 2018. Microsoft just took some of its Wi-Fi-only models and added an LTE modem.
Only the configurations with Intel’s Core i5 7300U processor and 4GB or 8GB of RAM are available. The Microsoft Store has the 4GB model with 128GB of storage priced at $1,149 while the other jumps to 8GB of storage for $1,449.
Remember, though, that you’ll probably need one or two accessories purchased separately. There’s the Type Cover, which costs $129, and the Surface Pen for $99. That makes your Surface Pro with LTE a little more expensive.
The Microsoft Store says the Surface Pro with LTE will ship by May 1. If you don’t want to purchase directly from Microsoft, electronics retailer Best Buy will also have the device in its stores.