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Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 type cover has 'laptop class' feel

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Microsoft has completely remade its Surface 4 Pro Type Cover, adding better type feel, a fingerprint sensor, a larger trackpad and more. For starters, the company gave its Surface Pro 3 users some love by making the new keyboard compatible with the older model. It's also the thinnest and lightest yet, and since the Surface Pro 4 itself shrunk from 9.1 to 8.4mm, the whole package is much smaller. The keys are also quieter, have more space between them and a better feel, which may finally make it a viable option for folks who couldn't handle the Surface Pro 3's slightly mushy keyboard.

Gallery: Microsoft Type Cover (late 2015) press images | 4 Photos

As for the trackpad, Microsoft said its "highest precision glass trackpad" ever is 40 percent larger than the last model and features five-point multitouch. There's also an optional fingerprint sensor that will only be available in the US. Along with the improvements in the Surface Pro 4 itself, it all sounds pretty nice for $130 (available in six colors), but we'll make the final call when we can try it for ourselves. Pre-orders for the Surface Pro 4 are now open and it will start shipping on October 26th.

Get all the news from today's Microsoft event right here.

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