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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 I7-6600U 2.6GHz 256GB 12.3" Tablet

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I7-6600U 2.6GHz Windows 10 Pro 256GB Jul 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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9 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Tablet Reviews

Tablets produced by Microsoft have an average rating of 81%, which is in the top 32% of all tablet computer brands that we have assessed.

Only Released Five Months Ago

Being released just five months ago, this tablet computer is likely to have better features.

Quite High Rear Camera Resolution

At 8 megapixels, the Surface Pro 4 has a fairly high rear camera resolution compared to most of the other latest 600 processor tablet computers. The average rear camera resolution of new tablets is 6.1MP.

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Very Large Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 of 16 gigabytes is one of the largest amongst comparable spec tablets that have been available for the last year. Comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 4 have maximum internal memory of between 8GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 11GB.

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Very Large Internal Memory

Across all the new 600 processor tablet computers the internal memory range from 8GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 11GB. When compared to other 600 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 4, the Surface Pro 4's internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

When compared to other tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 4, the front camera resolution of the Surface Pro 4 of 5 megapixels is one of the highest. The average front camera resolution of tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 is 2.8MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.9MP to 5MP.

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2736 X 1824 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Surface Pro 4 is 2736 x 1824 pixels. That's over four times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all new tablets the display resolution ranges from 800 x 400 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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Very Light

Across all the comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 4 the weights range from 780g to 2.5kg, and the average weight is 1.1kg. With a weight of only 786 grams, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is one of the lighter newly released 600 processor tablet computers amongst 600 processor tablet computers of this age.

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Very Thin

Latest 600 processor tablet computers have thicknesses of between 8.4mm and 340mm, and the average thickness is 90mm. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 8.45 millimeters) amongst 600 processor tablet computers of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

Most latest 600 processor tablet computers are not 4G compatible. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 4G compatible that might be worth looking at include the Fujitsu R726[plb_3351349_price].

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Not 3G Compatible

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is not 3G compatible. Most of the other latest 600 processor tablet computers are also not 3G compatible.

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Quite Short Continuous Video Playback Time

With a continuous video playback time of only 9 hours, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a fairly short continuous video playback time compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 4. The continuous video playback times of comparable spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 range from 3.5h to 15h.

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Very Tall

With a height of 201.42 millimeters, the Surface Pro 4 is very tall compared to most of the other 600 processor tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 4. Across all the recently released 600 processor tablet computers the heights range from 9.5mm to 210mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Surface Pro 4 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that came out in the last 12 months.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Surface Pro 4 has a pretty typical internal storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 4.

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Average Screen Size

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a fairly standard screen size (12.3 inches) compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other 12 600 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 4 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Surface Pro 4 is a two processor core tablet computer which is average.

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Expert Reviews

(153)
18 January 2016

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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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