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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 M3-6Y30 2.2GHz 128GB 12.3" Tablet

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M3-6Y30 2.2GHz Windows 10 Pro 128GB Nov 2015
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Surface Pro 4 runs all the desktop software you rely on, while being lighter than ever starting at 1.69 pounds. The 12.3-inch PixelSense display has extremely high contrast and low glare. Go from... More
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11 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Tablet Reviews

Microsoft is one of the superior tablet computer brands according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all tablets.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other m3-6Y30 processor tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 4, the processor clock speed of the Surface Pro 4 of 2.2 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 4 have processor clock speeds of between 0.9GHz and 2.2GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.2GHz.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Surface Pro 4, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4's maximum turbo frequency of 3 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The average maximum turbo frequency of m3-6Y30 processor tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 4 is 2.4GHz.

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Quite Large Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Surface Pro 4 has a very large processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 4. Comparable spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 have processor caches of between 0.25MB and 6MB.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The Surface Pro 4 has one of the higher front camera resolutions (5 megapixels) amongst tablets of this age. The front camera resolutions of tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 range from 0.3MP to 5MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1.6MP.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This tablet has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many tablets that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Large Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 4 that we have assessed, the Surface Pro 4's maximum graphics adapter memory of 32,000 megabytes is one of the largest. The average maximum graphics adapter memory of tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro 4 is 7.4GB, and the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 8MB to 32GB.

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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 the most common display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The best display resolution of all tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 is 2732 x 2048 pixels and the worst is 800 x 400 pixels.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet computer has a 1080p video recording mode, which is the most frequently found video recording mode on tablet computers that came out around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet computer has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on tablets of this age and spec.

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Very Thin

The thinnest thickness of tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 is 0.9mm and the thickest is 280mm. At only 8.45 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 4.

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2 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago, the Surface Pro 4 is not 4G compatible.

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Heavy

At 786 grams, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 4. Similar spec tablets that were released one year ago have weights of between 160g and 1.7kg, and the average weight is 610g.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Released Over a Year Ago

Microsoft released the Surface Pro 4 over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The Surface Pro 4 has a relatively typical screen size (12.3 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro 4.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 8 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a fairly typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Surface Pro 4 has a pretty typical internal storage capacity (128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other m3-6Y30 processor tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 4.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 4 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the Surface Pro 4 is two 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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