Surface Pro 4 Review – Your Laptop Killer

The Surface Pro 4 really works well as a tablet and a laptop. This new installment to the Surface Pro line is still pretty thin and lightweight, making it an ultraportable companion for just many needs. This device has built all the best parts that was in the Surface Pro 3 and refined them to create a solid typing experience. Complete with a revamped Type Cover (but it is sold separately), it is the ideal hybrid tablet that just screams practicality.

Surface Pro 4 Review - Your Laptop Killer

The Surface Pro 4 May Very Well Replace Your Bulky Laptop

Upon first glance, you would immediately notice that the Surface Pro 4 almost looks like the Surface Pro 3. That’s not even a huge complaint and the device still looks and feels like a marvel of modern day engineering. The Pro 4 is 8.45-millimeters thick, which is just slightly thinner than the Pro 3 which has a thickness of 9.1-millimeters. The Pro 4 is also slightly lighter than the Pro 3, to which the former is about 766-grams (or 1.69-pounds) and the latter weighs about 800-grams. These do make them a tad heavier and thicker than most large tablets in the market, but they are still very compact and lightweight to bring around.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has also a slightly bigger screen than its predecessor. The display is at a slightly larger 12.3-inches. There is no longer a bezel around the edges of the screen to make the larger screen possible. Furthermore, it also removed the capacitative Windows button that was found on the bezel of the older model. The volume rocker has also disappeared from the left side, which is now located at the top-right side near the power button.

There is also a new 5-megapixel front facing camera that is also compatible with Windows Hello, the company’s biometric authentication technology. The use of the front-camera (aside from video calls and selfies) allows the user to log into the device without the need for lengthy passwords. On the rear of the device is an 8-megapixel snapper.

When it comes down to computational performance, users will not feel much in terms of difference between the Surface Pro 4 and the Pro 3. Tests that used the Core i5 model at 2.4GHz running with 8GB of RAM proved that the 4th Microsoft hybrid tablet had what it takes when it comes to media editing. Perhaps the largest gripe for this device is that it has a mediocre battery-life.


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