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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 1TB 12.3" Tablet

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Windows 10 Pro 1TB 12.3" 8MP Sep 2016
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Surface Pro 4 powers through tough tasks, while being lighter than ever at 1.73 pounds (786g). The 12.3-inch PixelSense display has extremely high contrast and low glare. Go from laptop to tablet... More
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Sixteen Industry Awards

Experts in tablets really like this Microsoft tablet and have given it sixteen awards.

This Microsoft tablet computer received a "Recommended" from Digitaltrends.com, Trusted Reviews, Pcauthority.com.au, Expert Reviews, Pcforalla.idg.se, Pricerunner.se, Interia.pl, Tablety.pl and Tek.no all of whom decided that this tablet was good.

This tablet was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Computershopper.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au and Tabletmaniak.pl all of whom wrote that this Microsoft tablet was fantastic.

Three more expert review sites endorsed this Microsoft tablet. Hardwareluxx.de said that this Microsoft tablet computer was good value for money and gave it a "Value for Money" award and the writer at Hardwareluxx.ru gave it an "Excellent Hardware" award, confirming their endorsement. Additionally, Techzine.nl gave this tablet a "Gold" award and decided it was exceptional.

The writer at one other expert review site said that this tablet computer was good. This tablet received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Eighty-two experts from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Pocket Lint have rated this Microsoft tablet computer on average 83 out of 100. This means that tablet computer experts think this Microsoft tablet is one of the better new tablets.

User Reviews Are Good

The average user rating of this tablet computer is 81 out of 100 based on 717 user reviews.

Good Size

A number of people considered that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was thin. Kevin Muldoon mentioned in his review on Amazon “It weights less than 800 grams and is super thin”. This year Rgramann said “High build quality, sleek design, very thin, fantastic screen”. Pcadvisor.co.uk gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk last year “The design is thinner and lighter for starters” in their review.

Three people reckoned that the product was a good size. Chris W said in his Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review this month “Nice size for use and clips on easy for conventional”. Suzieb gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 “It's a nice size, like a small laptop”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was lightweight. Deniz Tasdogen said in their review of this tablet “It's a great product for lightweight things”. A few weeks ago Kevin Muldoon wrote “Despite being so lightweight” in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. M. Towler wrote in the same month “A great finish, very lightweight for its size (12.3 inch screen” in their review of this tablet.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was good physically. Design Counts wrote on Amazon “Physical keyboard wise”. Mr Andrew Macaulay rated it as excellent and he wrote in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 this month “The touchpad is good and has a physical action for the button”. The Bigg Massive mentioned in November “The physical keyboard has a nice feel with laptop style keys which are backlit” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review and gave it a very good review score.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy. In November A. Hallam wrote on Amazon “Design The tablet has a nice weighty feel to it” in their review and rated the product 80 out of 100. Jw wrote this year “Factory sealed and heavily discounted, I thoroughly recommend them if they have supplies”.

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Robust

Some Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was well made. In November this year A. Rodriguez said “Overall it feels sturdy and well built”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review “That’s what I’m going to do here; The Surface is solidly built”. Bhp said in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 on Amazon “After tweaking, I get about 7-8h OF SOLID USE on my i7” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Some Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable. Amazon Customer said in their review in November this year “I was pleasantly surprised at how robust it is – the hinge system underneath was heftier than I imagined it might be” and rated it 5 stars. A few weeks ago D. J. Poole mentioned on Amazon “I guess the price is fairly robust”. Jay.a wrote on Amazon “It built extremely well from the amazing screen to the tough kickstand Microsoft have come up with one serious tablet” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

A few Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners reckoned that the product was reliable. Amazon Customer rated the product 5 stars and said on Amazon this month “My Surface is reliable and I haven’t had a problem of any sort with it yet” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. This year D. J. Poole mentioned on Amazon “Highly recommended for anyone who needs a good reliable mobile device for opening”. Design Counts said in November last year “It's more reliable at forming a connection with the SP than BOTH Microsoft's offerings! That's Logitech's hardware experience for you” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review.

Several people who bought it agreed that it was easy to damage or scratch. Clifford said on Amazon this year “The back has half a dozen scratches”.

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Good Product Quality

Twelve people who bought it mentioned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 in November “The speakers are also good quality, considering how small they are in order to fit in they impress with their quality”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “They are good quality at 8 and 5 megapixels respectively”. A few weeks ago Clifford wrote “The high quality was apparent its slim aluminium case looks” in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

Nice Design

Some Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers who reviewed the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 thought it was good looking. A. Hallam said on Amazon in November “The kick stand is beautifully done and you are able to manoeuvre it to an angle that is comfortable to your needs”. A. Rodriguez wrote in their review on Amazon “So in conclusion avoid it, great beautiful computer that unfortunately it fails to deliver it basic concept”. Billm wrote on Amazon this month “This is very disappointing - as the machine loos and feels beautiful” in their review of this tablet.

A few people who bought it reckoned that it was a good design. In November Richy wrote “Great quality, excellent design and love using it”. The Bigg Massive gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon also in November “Slick design, functional and great performance”. The Bigg Massive also wrote “Slick design and powerful”.

A number of people reckoned that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was neat. Cathy Davenport said on Amazon in November “Included was a neat fold away US power supply” in her review. Expert website Gizmodo.in mentioned “It's neat looking.” in their review.

Several Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was well designed. Design Counts wrote on Amazon “Well designed and immediately useful”. Expert website Techguide.com.au mentioned “Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 is powerful yet portable device that is well designed, packed with features”.

A number of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this tablet was smooth. M. Towler said in their review of this tablet “Surface Arc Touch Mouse – This felt smooth and easy to operate”.

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Easy to Use

Several people who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer said on Amazon a few weeks ago “Windows 10 itself is a joy to use” in their review. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Recommend very fast and easy to use”. Andreas Kyprianou said this month “They very easy to use”.

Some Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners who reviewed the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 agreed that it had a good experience. A. Hallam said in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 in November this year “The screen was a delight and the full hd experience was a pleasant one” . Amazon Customer wrote in their review “It is – as Microsoft intended – designed to be the best experience of Windows 10”. Bhp wrote this month “In real experience it is about twice as fast”.

A few Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners who bought it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer said in their review this month “It works well and is quite comfortable” . Mr Andrew Macaulay mentioned in his review of this tablet on Amazon this year “The Arc Mouse that was provided is fine and surprisingly comfortable given what its looks” and rated it as excellent.

Some Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners who bought this tablet said that it was easy to use the menus. A. Hallam wrote on Amazon this month “The start menu is better than ever” and rated it 4 stars. This year Bhp gave the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 a very good review score and said “If you try to adjust the advanced settings in your power plan (under 'Control Panel / Power options) you only have access to a few.”. Martin G Allen wrote in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 on Amazon also this year “Virtual Machine performance was adequate, I had to specify the non-optimal RAM settings to ensure I had enough to work on the host operating system alongside the guests”.

One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewer who purchased the product thought it had a good interface. D. J. Poole rated it as very good and said on Amazon “The touch interface is superb and the pen works well” in their review of this tablet.

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Good Picture Quality

A few people who reviewed this tablet said that it had good colour saturation. This year Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The screen is stunning, it’s crystal sharp with great and lifelike colours and it’s a great size too”. Bhp said on Amazon “The screen is properly calibrated out of the box, so colours are true”. A few weeks ago Jw1951 gave the product a very good review score and said in their review of this tablet “The screen is very detailed with a fantastic range of colours”.

Several customers said in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 had good picture quality. Bhp wrote in November “The superior Intel Graphics card makes a huge difference too”. Also in November Duane Alexander said “The machine has its limits in terms of performance for heavy duty graphics or computational work.”.

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Good Battery Life

Eight Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners who bought it wrote that it had a good battery life. This year A. Rodriguez mentioned “There is another reason to do this, see below Sleep/standby will consume battery as if it was on, so if you leave the computer unplugged” however they rated the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 20 out of 100. Bhp mentioned on Amazon also this year “The biggest gripe against the Surface i7 is battery life” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review. Cl Newlin wrote on Amazon this month “Thus with the excellent battery life can often manage a full day of 6-7 hrs cable free”.

Good Connectivity

A number of people who purchased the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. In November Kevin Muldoon said in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 “The charging box has a USB port for charging (though this is just for power”.

Several customers said in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was good in terms of connectivity. Cl Newlin said in their review on Amazon this month “No more looking for a marker pen for the outdated white board! Connectivity is awesome too”. In the same month Shifty Geezer mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon “USB means full connectivity, unlike other tablets”.

One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was wifi compatible. Last year Design Counts mentioned “I replaced them with what I believe to to be the best wireless keyboard ever designed”.

One customer who bought it said that it was able to connect to the internet. Jw1951 said on Amazon a few weeks ago “It's very fast, both for internet and for the applications I use” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and rated the product as excellent.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few people wrote in their reviews that this tablet was quiet. Eric T said in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 on Amazon “Fan is very quiet and does its job” and scored it very highly. G.k Reviews said in their review of this tablet a few weeks ago “I find the silent trade off well worth it” . Jw mentioned in November “This is the silent m3 model” in their review.

One person said in their reviews that the product was noisy. G.k Reviews scored the product 5 stars and said “My only real issue with it was heat and noise from the fan” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

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Good Technical Features

Several Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners said in their reviews that it had good features. In November A. Rodriguez wrote on Amazon “It is sleek, packed with features, great resolution/screen, keyboard is ok”. Also in November Andrew Webb mentioned on Amazon “Windows hello is one of my most liked features of the device” in his review. Expert website Laptopmag.com said in their review of this tablet last year “The Surface Pro 4 features a faster CPU, bright high-res screen” .

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Hardwareluxx.de highlighted in their review that this tablet computer provided a good bang for your buck.

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

On average Microsoft tablet computers have good reviews as do all tablet computers produced by Microsoft.

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Only Released Three Months Ago

The Surface Pro 4 was only relased by Microsoft three months ago. Newer tablet computers like this one are likely to have better features.

Good Sound Quality

One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owner who reviewed it considered that it had good sound quality.

Good Webcam

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was good for making skype calls. Kevin Muldoon wrote in November this year “The microphone is pretty decent too which makes Skype calls a pleasure” .

Good Environmental Credentials

One person who bought the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 considered that it was good in terms of power usage. In November Bhp said on Amazon “If I put it to sleep it wakes up as it was, with no perceptible energy loss”.

Good Support

One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewer who reviewed it thought it had good technical guidance. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “A new Type Cover keyboard and faster SSD speed help push the Surface Pro 4 into a higher echelon of performance” in their review of this tablet.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the tablet computers that were released in the last 12 months the internal storage capacity range from 4GB to 1.1TB. The Surface Pro 4 has a very large internal storage capacity (1,024 gigabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 4.

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Fairly High Rear Camera Resolution

Across all the tablet computers that came out in the last year the rear camera resolutions range from 2MP to 8MP. The Surface Pro 4 has a quite high rear camera resolution (8 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 4.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The Surface Pro 4 has a quite large screen size (12.3 inches) compared to most of the other latest tablets. Across all the new similar spec tablets the screen sizes range from 7" to 19".

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were released in the last year. Across all the tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 4 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 5MP.

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Very Large Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a very large internal memory compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4. The internal memory of tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 range from 0.5GB to 16GB.

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Very Large Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of tablets that were released in the last year range from 4GB to 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 4 has a very large maximum internal memory compared to most of the other latest tablet computers.

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2736 X 1824 Pixels Display Resolution

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a maximum display resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels. That's over four times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

A 2736 x 1824 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all tablets that came out in the last year.

Amongst comparable types of tablet computer the worst display resolution is 1024 x 600 pixels.

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Very High Pixel Density

When compared to other recently released tablet computers, the pixel density of the Surface Pro 4 of 267 pixels per inch is one of the highest. Across all the new tablet computers the pixel densities range from 220ppi to 270ppi.

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Very Thin

Across all the tablets that came out in the last 12 months the thicknesses range from 5.5mm to 270mm. At only 8.45 millimeters, the Surface Pro 4 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 4.

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Inferior for Games

One person concluded that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was not good playing games on. G.k Reviews wrote on Amazon this month “It's useless for gaming.” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review.

Not 3G Compatible

The Surface Pro 4 is not 3G compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 are also not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 4, the Surface Pro 4 is not 4G compatible.

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16 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended pcauthority.com.au Recommended computershopper.com Editor's Choice Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product 01net.com 4 Star techzine.nl Gold tabletmaniak.pl Editor's Choice interia.pl Recommended tablety.pl Recommended pricerunner.se Recommended pcforalla.idg.se Recommended hardwareluxx.ru Excellent Hardware hardwareluxx.de Value for Money tek.no Recommended

Expert Reviews

(153)
18 January 2016

Pcauthority.com.au

With each successive Surface, Microsoft has won over new users to its innovative device. Naysayers who questioned the usability of the odd 3:2 aspect ratio screen now accept that for anything but... Read more…

14 January 2016

When comparing the new iPad Pro and the Surface Pro 4, a lot of people say that the iPad is a great tablet that works as a laptop and the Surface Pro 4 is a good laptop that works as a useful... Read more…

14 January 2016

For Christmas 2014, I picked up a Surface Pro 3 for my boys They had been using hand me down laptops that had a battery life of about five minutes and a nasty habit of dropping the wireless... Read more…

12 January 2016

I already liked the Surface Pro 3 enough to have run out and bought one after reviewing it last year. The Surface Pro 4 is a step up, and it's going to be hard going back to using the Surface Pro...

12 January 2016

When Microsoft announced the original Surface Pro, it caused quite a flutter among the company's hardware partners such as Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo who had never expected to see the software... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 26 November 2015 by GeekMan

I am very pleased with this new purchase to replace an old laptop. I have the Intel I5 chip and it is very fast and smooth using windows 10. The Surface Pro build quality is excellent and the... Read more…

Reviewed 26 November 2015 by Jdogg

I bought this tablet to replace my surface pro 2 which had reached the end of it's life and I'm not disappointed! The screen is the perfect size for it to remain portable but still get work done... Read more…

Reviewed 18 November 2015 by Splattman
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this version of the Surface Pro 4 (128 i5) at the recommendation of a MIcrosoft store employee. I explained my daily workload (editing photos, while keeping multiple tabs open in chrome... Read more…

Reviewed 8 December 2015 by Gustav
Gustav would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Verified Purchase)

I just love this laptop. For my use case, it's great traveling on the road because it's the lightest, smallest, thinnest full power laptop. As I'm usually loaded with camera equipment, I need the... Read more…

Reviewed 1 December 2015 by XeNoNF50

It's everything I thought it would be. What a device! Such convenience and such power in one device...

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