Surface Pro 4: Microsoft Updates Wildly Popular Convertible

Microsoft has introduced a new Surface Pro called the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 that has a variety of new features.
The Surface Pro 4 will sell for approximately the same as the Surface Pro 3 so there is no real reason to try and find a Surface Pro 3 to save money.

My wife has a Surface Pro 3 that I bought her for her Birthday and the one thing I didn’t like about it, and it’s the same for the Surface Pro 4, is that the keyboard/cover costs extra.  Every commercial you ever see for the Surface Pro will show that it has a keyboard and despite them calling it a tablet that can replace your PC, they are being very misleading about the keyboard.Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Side View With Stylus

 

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Let’s face it, no tablet can replace a PC this point without a keyboard and probably a mouse, so the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 should come with the keyboard.  It’s obvious why they leave the keyboard out.  It makes the price of the Surface much more appealing and competitive.  The keyboard isn’t cheap so you have to tack it onto the price to get a real comparison price.


 

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Other than that, my wife loves the Surface Pro 3 and the Surface Pro 4 is about the price even including the keyboard and it has many desirable new features.

Spoiler alert!  If you want to skip ahead and see the comparison chart between the Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4, simply click on this link.

Surface Pro 4 vs. Surface Pro 3 Comparison Chart>>>

Take a look at the Surface Pro 4 and see if it’s the perfect tablet to replace your touch screen laptop!

Surface Pro 4: Microsoft Updates Wildly Popular Convertible

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Tablet View With StylusThe Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with a variety of new features that really elevate this new tablet to elite status.  New processors with better performance, quieter operation and cooler running, new screen size and better display, more powerful graphics, lighter weight, thinner form factor, better cameras front and back, better battery life, more available memory, larger available SSD size, and new SurfaceConnect port for power and docking to cover the majority.  It’s possible now that the Surface Pro 4 is the PC-replacement tablet that Microsoft has been claiming for so long and it may be the best convertible laptop out there.  Here’s what you need to know about this tablet PC.

Features

Style

Thin, thin, thin form factor is on par with a sheet of paper and the beautiful Magnesium casing in silver just adds to the overall effect

 
 

Processor

You now get a choice of three new advanced 6th generation Intel processors including the Core m3, i5, and i7 in this Surface tablet which all run quieter, operate cooler, and are more efficient than ever

Memory

The Surface Pro 4 adds a 16GB model to the already popular 4GB and 8GB models.

Storage

Surface Pro 4 adds a 1TB SSD option to its existing 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB options

Display

A brand new 12.3 inch PixelSense screen with 2736 x 1824 pixels (267 PPI) provides super high contrast and low glare reducing eye strain and fatigue.  PixelSense is a true-to-life screen technology designed for beauty, touch, and pen and includes 10-point multi-touch capability

Graphics

m3: Intel® HD graphics 515, i5: Intel® HD graphics 520, i7: Intel® Iris™ graphics

Cameras and Video

Better cameras have been built-in including a 5MP front-facing camera and an amazing 8MP autofocus rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording that takes truly stunning pictures and video

Audio

Stereo microphones front and back along with Dolby Audio Premium stereo speakers

Networking

  • Wireless 802.11ac/b/g/n compatibility
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless

Operating System

Power by Microsoft Windows 10 Pro allows you to run all of your desktop software including Microsoft Office with is full suite of Office products.  With the optional improved keyboard and cover this model converts to a powerful laptop that mimics your desktop in capability.  You also get a 30-day trial versions of MS Office with every Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

Security

The built-in TPM chip provides for enterprise-level securityMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 Edge View

Sensors

Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope

Browser

The all-new Microsoft Edge browser supports the Surface Pen and lets you write directly on webpages and share notes easily and the new Palm Block technology lets you rest your hand on the screen to write more naturally just like a pad of paper without interfering with the writing process

Surface Pen

The new Surface Pen that comes with the Surface Pro 4 combines 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity with low latency

Dimensions

The dimensions of this surface are 11.5 x 7.93 x 0.33 inches (292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45mm) and the various models weigh in at 1.69 lbs. for the m3 and 1.73 lbs. for the Core i5 and i7.

Battery

With up to 9 hours of processing time, you can work an entire day without recharging

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty

Ports

  • 1 – Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 – microSD™ card reader
  • 1 – Headset jack
  • 1 – Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 – Cover port
  • 1 – SurfaceConnect™ (Charging and Docking)

You will need the new Surface Pro 4 keyboard and cover.  Surface Pro 4 Keyboard Cover >>>

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Video

https://youtu.be/6Gh4o9IqeEU

 

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs MacBook Air

Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Pro 3 Comparison Chart

SpecSurface Pro 4Surface Pro 3
Operating SystemWindows Pro 10Windows Pro 10
CasingMagnesiumMagnesium
ColorSilverSilver
Physical ButtonsVolume, PowerVolume, Power, Home
Dimensions11.50" x 7.93" x 0.33" (292.10mm x 201.42mm x 8.45mm)
11.50 x 7.93 x 0.36 in (292.10 x 201.42 x 9.14 mm)
Weightm3: 1.69lbs (766 grams)
i5: 1.73lbs (786 grams)
i7: 1.73lbs (786 grams)
1.76 lbs (0.79 kg)
Solid State SSD Options128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB
Memory4GB, 8GB, or 16GB RAM64GB/Intel i3 or 128GB/Intel i5 version with 4GB RAM
128GB/Intel i7, 256GB/Intel i5 & Intel i7 or 512GB/Intel i7 version with 8GB RAM
DisplayScreen: 12.3” PixelSense™ display
Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Touch: 10 point multi-touch
Screen: 12" ClearType Full HD Display
Resolution: 2160 x 1440
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Touch: Multitouch input
Graphicsm3: Intel® HD graphics 515
i5: Intel® HD graphics 520
i7: Intel® Iris™ graphics
64GB Intel i3: Intel HD Graphics 4200
128/256 GB Intel i5: Intel HD Graphics 4400
128/256/512GB Intel i7: Intel HD Graphics 5000
Processor6th Gen Intel® Core™ m3, i5, or i764GB/Intel i3 version:
4th generation Intel Core i3-4020Y 1.50 GHz

128GB and 256GB/Intel i5 version:
4th generation Intel Core i5-4300U 1.90 GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.9GHz)

128GB, 256GB and 512GB/Intel i7 version:
4th generation Intel Core i7-4650U 1.70 GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.3 GHZ)

SecurityTPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip for enterprise securityTPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip for enterprise security
Wireless802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE
802.11a/b/g/n compatible

802.11ac/802.11a/b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0 wireless technologyBluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology
Cameras and Video5.0 MP front-facing HD camera
8.0 MP rear-facing autofocus camera, with 1080p HD video recording
Stereo microphones
5MP and 1080p HD front- and rear-facing cameras
Built-in front- and rear-facing microphones
AudioStereo speakers with Dolby Audio™ PremiumStereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound
BatteryUp to 9 hours of video playbackUp to 9 hours of web browsing
PortsFull-size USB 3.0
microSD™ card reader
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
Cover port
SurfaceConnect™
Full-size USB 3.0
microSD card reader
Headphone jack
Mini DisplayPort
Cover port
Charging port
SensorsAmbient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Warranty1-year limited hardware warranty1-year limited warranty
Surface PenDimensions: 135mm (length), 9.5mm (diameter)
Weight: 20 grams
Dimensions: 135mm (length), 9.5mm (diameter)
Weight: 20 grams
Pre-Installed AppsOffice (30-day Trial)Flipboard
Skype Wi-Fi
Skype
OneNote MX
Solitaire
Mahjong
Sudoku/Microsoft Number Puzzle
Fresh Paint
In The BoxSurface Pro 4
Surface Pen
Ppower supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents
Surface Pro 3
Surface Pen
36-watt power supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

 

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