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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 I5-6400 2.7GHz 256GB 12.3" Tablet

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I5-6400 2.7GHz Windows 10 Pro 256GB Oct 2015
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The tablet that can replace your laptop Performance and versatility for professionals, creatives, and more.The versatility of a laptop and tablet Surface Pro 4 runs all the desktop software you... More
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

Tablets produced by Microsoft generally have good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the tablets that have been available for more than a year the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 1,300GHz, and the average processor frequency is 11GHz. The Surface Pro 4 has one of the fastest processor frequencys (2.7 gigahertz) amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a quite large internal storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 4. Similar spec tablets that were released one year ago have internal storage capacitys of between 4GB and 520GB.

If you are looking for a tablet with a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 4[plb_3058575_price] (512GB).

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the similar spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 the display diagonals range from 5.5" to 16". With a display diagonal of 12.3 inches, the Surface Pro 4 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst tablets of this age.

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Fairly High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 8 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a quite high rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age. Tablets of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 4 have rear camera resolution (numeric)s of between 2MP and 13MP.

Tablet computers with a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) that might also be worth looking at include the Sony Xperia Z2[plb_3360954_price] (8.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Four Processor Coress

Most tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro 4 have between one and seven processor coress, including the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 which has four processor coress.

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Very Large Processor Cache

When compared to other comparable spec tablets that were launched more than a year ago that we have assessed, the Surface Pro 4's processor cache of 6 megabytes is one of the largest. Similar spec tablet computers that were released one year ago have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 6MB.

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Quite Large Internal Memory

The Surface Pro 4 has one of the largest internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec tablets of this age. Comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 4 have internal memorys of between 0.5GB and 16GB.

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Multi-Touch Touch Technology

The multi-touch technology of this tablet computer is Multi-touch, which is typical of many tablets that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Tablet computers of this spec and age have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 5MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1.6MP. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has one of the higher front camera resolution (numeric)s (5 megapixels) amongst tablets of this age.

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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. Tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 4 display resolutions range from 800 x 400 pixels to 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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1080p Video Recording Modes

This tablet has a 1080p video recording modes, which is the most frequently found video recording modes on comparable spec tablets that were released 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 typical of many comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than a year ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G

Like most of the other tablets that have been available for more than a year, the Surface Pro 4 is not 3G.

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Not 4G

Most tablets that have been around for more than a year are not 4G. The Surface Pro 4 is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

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Only DDR-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Surface Pro 4 has a DDR-SDRAM internal memory type which is better than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as it.

This tablet's internal memory type (DDR-SDRAM) is in fact the worst internal memory type across all comparable spec tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4.

Across similar types of tablet the best internal memory type is LPDDR3-SDRAM.

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Heavy

At 786 grams, the Surface Pro 4 is quite heavy compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type. The average weight of similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 4 is 600g, and the weights range from 160g to 2kg.

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Very Thick

At 292.1 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a very thick depth compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 4. The depths of tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro 4 range from 0.9mm to 300mm.

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1 Other reason to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Released Over a Year Ago

Microsoft released the Surface Pro 4 over a year ago.

Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Cache
Processor Family
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Low Halogen Options Available
Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Modes
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® Insider™
InTru™ 3D Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Idle States
Intel 64
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® OS Guard
Execute Disable Bit
Intel® Secure Key
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card

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Expert Reviews

(154)
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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