Microsoft is selling the first tablet with built in tablet dock to customers who are willing to shell out $499 for the device, the company announced today.
The $499 Surface Pro 3 is the first Surface Pro tablet to ship with a built-up dock, the device is designed to be used with the company’s upcoming Surface Hub, Microsoft said in a blog post.
Surface Hub will be a new interface for the Surface Pro, the first product to feature a tablet dock.
Microsoft has been working with OEMs on docking solutions that support the Surface Hub since Microsoft acquired Surface earlier this year.
Surface Pro and Surface Hub are also connected via Bluetooth 4.1 and 802.11ac wireless, and Microsoft says the devices are designed to support touch and gesture input.
The Surface Pro can also be used as a tablet with its Surface Hub.
Microsoft says the Surface Pros will also support Windows Hello, a facial recognition system that helps unlock your device when it’s used.
Microsoft says its own facial recognition software is also supported.
The Surface Pro is a small, thin tablet that Microsoft is aiming to make smaller than the iPhone 5, which is also available with builtin touchscreens.
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 5 is the only one that ships with a touch screen.