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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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22 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 74 user reviews the average user rating of this Microsoft tablet is 81 out of 100.

Nice Design

Eight people wrote in their reviews that this tablet was good looking. A. Rodriguez said in January last year “So in conclusion avoid it, great beautiful computer that unfortunately it fails to deliver it basic concept” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review. Billm said on Amazon “This is very disappointing - as the machine loos and feels beautiful” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review although they only gave the product a score of 1 stars. Last year Grimeseyr63 wrote “Fast, powerful, portable, beautiful colour rendition on screen” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and rated it 5 stars.

A number of people reckoned that it was a good design. Rgramann said on Amazon “High build quality, sleek design, very thin, fantastic screen” yet they gave it a score of 40 out of 100. Richy wrote on Amazon “Great quality, excellent design and love using it” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review. In January last year The Bigg Massive mentioned in their review of this tablet “Slick design, functional and great performance”.

A few Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers agreed that the product was smooth. Last year M. Towler mentioned “Surface Arc Touch Mouse – This felt smooth and easy to operate” in their review of this tablet. One customer who purchased this tablet said that it had a good case.

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Good Picture Quality

Several Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers agreed that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 had good colour saturation. In January last year Bhp said “The screen is properly calibrated out of the box, so colours are true” and rated the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 5 stars. Jw1951 said in their review on Amazon “The screen is very detailed with a fantastic range of colours”. Mr Andrew Macaulay mentioned in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 “The screen is brilliant - the text and graphics are brilliant, colours are natural” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Two people who reviewed the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 concluded that it had good picture quality. Bhp rated it 5 stars and mentioned in their review “The superior Intel Graphics card makes a huge difference too”. Duane Alexander wrote “The machine has its limits in terms of performance for heavy duty graphics or computational work.” in his review of this tablet.

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Good Product Quality

Several Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners who bought the product considered that it was good quality. Last year Clifford mentioned “The high quality was apparent its slim aluminium case looks” and scored the product very highly. Danyal said on Amazon “The screen and build quality are fantastic”. Mr Andrew Macaulay said “VGA Adapter cable all come over as very high quality, both in the packaging” in his review of this tablet.

Easy to Use

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good experience. Bhp gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “In real experience it is about twice as fast” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review. D. J. Poole said “Months now and I have to say it is brilliant - My first experience wasn't great as an update” in their review and rated the product 5 stars. Mr Andrew Macaulay mentioned “Graphics are brilliant, colours are natural and overall a great experience”.

A few Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners agreed that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was easy to use. Andreas Kyprianou mentioned on Amazon last year “They very easy to use” in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Andrew said “The only practical usage I found is watching movies on a plane, where even a small laptop would be impractical given the space available”. Clifford mentioned on Amazon “I appreciate being able to use this loan unit” in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

Two customers reckoned that the product was easy to use the menus. Bhp rated the product as excellent and mentioned in their review on Amazon in January last year “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 “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 it concluded that it had a good interface. D. J. Poole wrote “The touch interface is superb and the pen works well”. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup.

One person reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. In January last year Mr Andrew Macaulay mentioned “The Arc Mouse that was provided is fine and surprisingly comfortable given what its looks” in his review.

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Robust

Several customers who bought the product concluded that it was well made. Last year A. Rodriguez said on Amazon “Overall it feels sturdy and well built” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 nonetheless they only gave the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 a score of 1 stars. In the same month Bhp rated the product as very good and wrote in their review of this tablet “After tweaking, I get about 7-8h OF SOLID USE on my i7”. D. J. Poole mentioned in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review “The device is well built and heavy enough not to to be flimsy I have the i5 version which packs a bit more punch than the Core M model”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. D. J. Poole mentioned “I guess the price is fairly robust”. Jay.a wrote on Amazon in January last year “It built extremely well from the amazing screen to the tough kickstand Microsoft have come up with one serious tablet” and rated it 5 stars. Johnc mentioned on Amazon also in January last year “Thats why i dropped 1 star” and gave this tablet a rating of 80 out of 100.

Three Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers who purchased this tablet concluded that it was reliable. D. J. Poole said on Amazon in January last year “Highly recommended for anyone who needs a good reliable mobile device for opening” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Mr. James M wrote in his Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review on Amazon “I can say the IPAD is reliable” nonetheless he only scored it 20 out of 100. In January last year The Bigg Massive wrote “I'm happy to move between both without feeling one is providing a poorer or less reliable environment” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review.

Two Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Clifford mentioned “The only negative thing I have found (other than the price), is that the anodised aluminium back casing scratches incredibly easy” and scored the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 very highly. Clifford also mentioned “The back has half a dozen scratches”.

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Good Battery Life

Several Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life. A. Rodriguez wrote in January last year “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”. Bhp said in their review of this tablet “The biggest gripe against the Surface i7 is battery life”. Cl Newlin wrote “Thus with the excellent battery life can often manage a full day of 6-7 hrs cable free” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

Good Connectivity

Two Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Cl Newlin wrote on Amazon “No more looking for a marker pen for the outdated white board! Connectivity is awesome too”. Shifty Geezer mentioned last year “USB means full connectivity, unlike other tablets”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was wifi compatible. Jas said on Amazon “Connected to mains and WiFi connected fine” in their review of this tablet however they scored this tablet 40 out of 100.

One customer said in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was able to connect to the internet. Jw1951 mentioned in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review on Amazon “It's very fast, both for internet and for the applications I use”.

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Good Size

Several Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers said in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was thin.

A number of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners wrote in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was good physically. Last year Mr Andrew Macaulay mentioned in his Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review on Amazon “The touchpad is good and has a physical action for the button”. The Bigg Massive gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 “The physical keyboard has a nice feel with laptop style keys which are backlit”.

One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewer who purchased the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 said that it was a good weight. Andrew mentioned in his review of this tablet on Amazon “Holding it with the left hand while typing with the right hand is painful because of the sharp edges and the weight” but in spite of that he only gave the product a rating of 1 stars.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. M. Towler said on Amazon “A great finish, very lightweight for its size (12.3 inch screen” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owner considered that the product was quiet. Eric T gave the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Fan is very quiet and does its job”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. Tech rated it as very good and wrote on Amazon “The display is really good and while the front facing speakers could be louder this is great for media consumption” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

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Microsoft Has Good Tablet Computer Reviews

Microsoft tablets have good reviews on average and across all tablets Microsoft is one of the better rated brands.

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Good for Games

One person who purchased this tablet considered that it was good playing games on. My Spence gave it a very good rating and she mentioned in her review “Being fed up with the limitations of my iPad for working (great for games.”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One customer said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of power usage. Last year Bhp wrote on Amazon “If I put it to sleep it wakes up as it was, with no perceptible energy loss”.

Good Technical Features

One customer wrote that it had good features. A. Rodriguez mentioned in their review of this tablet “It is sleek, packed with features, great resolution/screen, keyboard is ok”.

Only Released Five Months Ago

The Surface Pro 4 was only relased by Microsoft five months ago. Newer tablets like this one are likely to use more advanced technology.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has one of the largest internal storage capacitys (1,024 gigabyte) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age. Across all the similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 the internal storage capacitys range from 4GB to 1.1TB.

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Fairly High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest rear camera resolution (numeric) of tablets that were launched in the last 12 months is 2MP, the highest is 13MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 5.7MP. With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of 8 megapixels, the Surface Pro 4 has one of the higher rear camera resolution (numeric)s amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of tablet computers that have been available for the last year is 10". The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a fairly large display diagonal (12.3 inches) compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 4 has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other recently released similar spec tablet computers. Across all the recently released tablets the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 5MP.

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Very Large Internal Memory

When compared to other tablets that were launched in the last 12 months, the internal memory of the Surface Pro 4 of 16 gigabytes is one of the largest. The average internal memory of recently released tablet computers is 3.8GB.

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2736 X 1824 Pixels Display Resolution

The Surface Pro 4 has a maximum display resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels. That's over four times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most common display resolution.

A 2736 x 1824 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all tablets that have been around for the last year.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of tablet is 1024 x 600 pixels.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 8.45 millimeters, the Surface Pro 4 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other new tablets. Across all the tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 4 the depths range from 5.5mm to 270mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owner who purchased this tablet considered that it did not have good technical guidance. My Spence said in her review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 on Amazon “It's an expensive toy), I had help choosing this to replace it” but she still gave it a score of 5 stars.

Not 4G

The Surface Pro 4 is not 4G. Most of the other tablets that came out in the last 12 months are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

Like most of the other tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 4, the Surface Pro 4 is not 3G.

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Heavy

The average weight of tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 4 is 670g, and the weights range from 240g to 2.7kg. The Surface Pro 4 is one of the heavier newly released tablets (786 grams) amongst tablets of this age.

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Expert Reviews

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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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