Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Revealed

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Revealed

- in Feature, Gadgets, Laptops or Netbooks, Tablets
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So Microsoft just unveiled a bunch of new gadgets from their event a few days ago. But nothing has me excited as much as the Surface Pro 4. The specs on this thing is on another level when you compare it with other tablets.

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Office 30-day trial

Security

TPM chip for enterprise security

Processor

6th Gen Intel® Core™ m3, i5, or i7

Memory

4GB, 8GB, or 16GB RAM

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Wireless

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE

802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Dimensions

11.50″ x 7.93″ x 0.33″
(292.10mm x 201.42mm x 8.45mm)

Ports

Full-size USB 3.0

microSD™ card reader

Headset jack

Mini DisplayPort

Cover port

SurfaceConnect™

Graphics

m3: Intel® HD graphics 515

i5: Intel® HD graphics 520

i7: Intel® Iris™ graphics

Sensors

Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Display

Screen: 12.3” PixelTouch display

Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)

Aspect Ratio: 3:2

Touch: 10 point multi-touch

Cameras/video/ audio

5.0 MP front-facing HD camera

8.0 MP rear-facing autofocus camera, with 1080p HD video recording

Stereo microphones

Stereo speakers with Dolby® audio

Battery life

Up to 9 hours of video playback2

 

Storage

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Weight

m3: 1.69lbs (766 grams)
i5: 1.73lbs (786 grams)
i7: 1.73lbs (786 grams)

 

Surface Pro 4

With those kind of specs, you’re basically carrying a laptop….. in tablet form. The Surface Pro 4’s stylus has 1,024 touch levels  and an “all-year” battery life, which is something of a double-edged sword since you can’t actually recharge it. The Surface Pen also has a tail eraser for manual erasing, and a selection of interchangeable tips for different tasks that change how the Pen feels and responds.

Stylus

When we talk about productivity, I doubt there are other tablets in the market that can compare to the Surface Pro 4. It runs full Windows 10 so you can basically take your office with you wherever you go. If Microsoft does this right, I do think that the Surface Pro 4 is the future when it comes to Next Gen tablets. With Apple releasing the iPad Pro this year, we can’t help but compare the two. Given that you’re about to drop $1000 on hardware, a lot of people might find the iPad Pro a little limited. It runs iOS, not OS X, and while powerful guts and a robust app ecosystem go a long way, it’s not a full-blown system.  The Surface Pro 4, on the other hand, has a fully-fledged version of Windows 10. You’re better off comparing the Surface Pro with a Laptop than a Tablet.

 

 

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