The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is an impressive system, it is by far the best in class Windows tablet. It is dubbed by Microsoft as “the tablet that can replace your laptop”.
Surface Pro 4 is beyond doubt a stylish and powerful laptop and tablet that is worth considering, it comes with impressive graphics hardware and keyboard dock that offers a wide range of connectivity options and a battery
Another factor that makes the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 worth considering is its design and build quality. It is made of magnesium alloy and measures 29.2cm x 20.1 cm x 0.8cm and weighs 786g and the keyboard weighs 292g, a total weight of over 1kg.
There is the iconic kickstand at the back that allows you to adjust it to almost any angle which makes it usable even without the keyboard attached. Another awesome feature is the Surface Pens docking mechanism, it uses a magnetic lock to hold the stylus in place on the tablets slim side.
The backlit keyboard is not bouncy but you get a feeling of a slight flex when you click the keys. The trackpad is quite big and is topped with glass that adds a smooth feel to it. Also, there is a Pro 4 Cover with Fingerprint ID feature wherein you will enroll your fingerprint and once done allows you to tap the sensors at the right of the touchpad to securely unlock the tablet. The Surface Pen works really well, its quite thick which allows you to conveniently grip it and allows you to be precise.
Display and Communication
The 12.3 inch PixelSense display has a 10-point capacitive touch with a 2736 x 1824 resolution and the pixel density delivers 267ppi that ensures clear and sharp images. The brightness levels and colors are superb, whites look clean and blacks are deep. The display is touchscreen which allows you to use it as a tablet without any accessories needed. The wireless connectivity is strong, it supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0.
The Surface Pro 4 has a well thought of connectivity options. There is a single USB 3.0 port can be used for charging, a MiniDisplay Port that can be utilized to connect to a monitor and a 3.5mm jack for headphones. However, it is not ideal for those who work or stay all day at their desk, the lack of ports can be quite bothersome.
Parts & Features
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 offers Intel Core 6th Generation with Intel Core M, Core i5 and i7 options. M comes with Intel HD graphics 515, i5 comes with Intel graphics 520 while i7 comes with Intel graphics 540. It runs on Windows 10 that delivers excellent performance and allows you to conveniently multitask and it comes with either 4GB RAM, 8GB or 16GB that delivers reliable performance.
Battery & Warranty
Battery lasts up to six to nine hours. The warranty period is 12 months.
The Surface Pro 4 is an impressive Windows Tablet. One excellent feature is its build quality, design, healthy battery life and sturdy construction. However, all this features and attention to detail comes with a high cost.