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The new Microsoft Surface Pro 4, It’s the tablet that replaces your laptop

cjmagowan  —  3 years ago ( Oct 09, 2015 )    |    Computing


Microsoft’s new Surface is all just about aesthetics, performance and mobility with a uniquely designed tablet that when paired with the new Surface keyboard becomes a truly amazing device with Laptop performance. Microsoft has created a tablet which isn’t just a tablet but a sophisticated piece equipment that at least today we can finally say that it’s the tablet that can replace your laptop and that is no other than the new Surface Pro 4.

Designed for mobility, the Surface Pro 4 comes with a 12.3-inch PixelSense display with  2736 x 1824 resolution projecting 267 ppi of pixel density. It pairs with a specially designed new Surface Pen that takes advantage of the PixelSense display with precision 1024 levels of pressure sensitive touch with low-latency for a real pen experience. The surface Pro 4 design is inspired by a common office paper the A4 in which Surface engineers built the whole thing with lightness close to a paper so you have a virtual paper-like feel when you hold the Surface Pro 4.


Behind its pretty conservative design philosophy, the Surface Pro 4 is a beast inside that is ready to unleash its full force at any given time. Unlike most of the tablet in the market, the Surface line of devices comes with a full functional PC internals starting with the heart of the device the processor, Surface Pro devices comes with the latest Intel processors and with the 4th generation of the Surface Pro, Microsoft uses the latest 5th generation Intel Core processors the m3, i5 and i7, Supporting that massive processing power is one huge amount of RAM that comes in three configurations with either 4 GB, 8 GB and a hefty 16 GB inside the system. Taking care of the graphics needs of the Surface Pro 4 are from Intel’s integrated graphics chipset. Storage space for the Surface Pro 4 isn’t something you see everyday on a tablet, with the latest SSD technology, it offers a basic 128 GB of storage space for the base model and if that’s still isn’t enough there’s also a 256 GB options or maybe a 512 GB storage perhaps. Microsoft even added a microSD port just so you can easily extend your existing internal storage space.

 When it comes to connectivity, the Surface Pro 4 does come off with a lot to offer starting with the high-speed Wi-Fi 802.11ac as well as the standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n support, Bluetooth 4.0, full-size USB 3.0 port, mini DisplayPort, Headset Jack.

 Like all other tablets, the Surface Pro 4 also comes with its own set of cameras with a 5 Megapixel front-facing camera and an 8 Megapixel shooter with autofocus on the back. It supports full-HD video recording with super crisp audio capture thanks to stereo microphones. For audio output, users of the Surface Pro 4 should have any problems with the system as it sports Stereo speakers with Dolby® audio.

And one of the most important feature to any tablet or a laptop is battery life, with the Surface Pro 4, users can stay productive with its built-in high-capacity rechargeable battery which should allow 9 hours of non-stop video playback.


Together with the new Surface Pro 4, Microsoft also introduced the new Surface Pen with more functions and features. Microsoft created the new Surface Pen with reference from the real pen and pencil that we used to have all this time along with a mocked eraser on top. Users should find the new Surface Pen more easier to use which works the way it should on natural paper .

The Surface Pen works by pairing it to a compatible Surface device via Bluetooth, it’s powered by a 1-year long life battery and supports a number of gestures. One click on the magic button brings the OneNote app so users can start writing notes on the Surface. Double clicking the magic button takes a snap of the screen that users are on which can then be shared on OneNote and clicking then holding the button fires up Cortana on the Surface device.

With the PixelSense display of the Surface Pro 4, the new Surface Pen takes full advantage of the 1024 levels of pressure sensitive touch with pin-point accuracy and precision bringing in a more natural handwriting features.


Aside from the improved Surface Pen, Microsoft also introduced a redesigned Surface Keyboard which now feels more like a traditional laptop keyboard than ever before. The key grid are nicely spaced out and the tactile feedback is now more pronounced than ever with a 5 point multi-touch trackpad.

The Surface Pro 4 is available for pre-order today with prices starts at $899.00 for the Core m3 4GB RAM variant with 128 GB of storage and up to $1,599.00 for the top of the line devices with Core i7 processor and 16 GB of RAM while shipping starts on November 20th. Both the Surface Pen and the Surface Keyboard are sold separately and is available in different color options.