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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 M3-6Y30 0.9GHz 128GB 12.3" Tablet

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M3-6Y30 0.9GHz Windows 10 Pro 128GB Dec 2015
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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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29 Reasons For

Good Picture Quality

Several customers who reviewed this tablet thought it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned “The screen is stunning, it’s crystal sharp with great and lifelike colours and it’s a great size too”. Bhp mentioned “The screen is properly calibrated out of the box, so colours are true” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Jw1951 said “The screen is very detailed with a fantastic range of colours” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review.

Two Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners said in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. Last year Bhp rated the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 5 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “The superior Intel Graphics card makes a huge difference too”. In the same month Duane Alexander said “The machine has its limits in terms of performance for heavy duty graphics or computational work.” and gave the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 a score of 5 stars.

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Robust

Several Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers who bought the product thought it was well made. A. Rodriguez said in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review “Overall it feels sturdy and well built”. Last year Bhp said “After tweaking, I get about 7-8h OF SOLID USE on my i7” in their review of this tablet. D. J. Poole wrote in their 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” and scored this tablet 5 stars.

Some Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers who purchased the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 thought it was strong and durable. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “I was pleasantly surprised at how robust it is – the hinge system underneath was heftier than I imagined it might be” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. D. J. Poole mentioned “I guess the price is fairly robust”. Jay.a mentioned in January last year “It built extremely well from the amazing screen to the tough kickstand Microsoft have come up with one serious tablet”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the product was reliable. Amazon Customer mentioned “My Surface is reliable and I haven’t had a problem of any sort with it yet” and rated the product 5 stars. D. J. Poole mentioned in January last year “Highly recommended for anyone who needs a good reliable mobile device for opening”. The Bigg Massive mentioned in their review on Amazon “I'm happy to move between both without feeling one is providing a poorer or less reliable environment”.

Two people agreed that it was easy to damage or scratch. Clifford gave the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 a very good review score and he wrote in his review on Amazon last year “The back has half a dozen scratches”.

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Nice Design

Some customers reckoned that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was good looking. A. Rodriguez said “So in conclusion avoid it, great beautiful computer that unfortunately it fails to deliver it basic concept”. Billm wrote in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review “This is very disappointing - as the machine loos and feels beautiful” although they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Grimeseyr63 said “Fast, powerful, portable, beautiful colour rendition on screen” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review.

A number of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners who reviewed this tablet thought it was a good design. Richy said in their review of this tablet “Great quality, excellent design and love using it”. In January last year The Bigg Massive wrote on Amazon “Slick design, functional and great performance”. The Bigg Massive also wrote “Slick design and powerful”.

Two Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was neat. Cathy Davenport mentioned on Amazon “Included was a neat fold away US power supply”. Expert website Gizmodo.in said in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review two years ago “It's neat looking.”.

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was smooth. M. Towler mentioned on Amazon “Surface Arc Touch Mouse – This felt smooth and easy to operate” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewer who bought this tablet reckoned that it had a good case. Clifford wrote on Amazon in January last year “The only negative thing I have found (other than the price), is that the anodised aluminium back casing scratches incredibly easy” in his review of this tablet.

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Good Size

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Kevin Muldoon he mentioned on Amazon “It weights less than 800 grams and is super thin” in his Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review. Rgramann wrote “High build quality, sleek design, very thin, fantastic screen” but despite that they gave it a rating of 2 stars. Two years ago Pcadvisor.co.uk gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “The design is thinner and lighter for starters” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

A few customers who purchased it thought it was a good size. Last year Chris W gave it a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review on Amazon “Nice size for use and clips on easy for conventional”. Suzieb scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon “It's a nice size, like a small laptop”.

Three people said in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was lightweight. Deniz Tasdogen said in January last year “It's a great product for lightweight things” and scored the product 5 stars. Kevin Muldoon wrote in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 on Amazon “Despite being so lightweight”. M. Towler said on Amazon “A great finish, very lightweight for its size (12.3 inch screen”.

A number of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this tablet was heavy. A. Hallam wrote on Amazon “Design The tablet has a nice weighty feel to it” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review. Last year Jw gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Factory sealed and heavily discounted, I thoroughly recommend them if they have supplies”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was good physically. In January last year Mr Andrew Macaulay mentioned in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 on Amazon “The touchpad is good and has a physical action for the button”. The Bigg Massive wrote “The physical keyboard has a nice feel with laptop style keys which are backlit”.

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Good Product Quality

Eleven Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners who reviewed this tablet mentioned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their review “The speakers are also good quality, considering how small they are in order to fit in they impress with their quality” and rated this tablet as very good. Amazon Customer also said “They are good quality at 8 and 5 megapixels respectively”. Clifford said “The high quality was apparent its slim aluminium case looks”.

Easy to Use

Several customers who purchased the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 agreed that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 on Amazon “Windows 10 itself is a joy to use”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Recommend very fast and easy to use”. Andreas Kyprianou gave this tablet a score of 5 stars and he said in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 on Amazon “They very easy to use”.

A number of people who bought it reckoned that it had a good experience. A. Hallam mentioned on Amazon “The screen was a delight and the full hd experience was a pleasant one”. Amazon Customer said “It is – as Microsoft intended – designed to be the best experience of Windows 10” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review. Bhp wrote “In real experience it is about twice as fast” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Several Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. In January last year A. Hallam said in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review on Amazon “You are able to manoeuvre it to an angle that is comfortable to your needs”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review “That’s what I’m going to do here; The Surface is solidly built and feels great to hold”. Amazon Customer also wrote “It works well and is quite comfortable”.

A number of people who reviewed the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 considered that it was easy to use the menus. A. Hallam gave this tablet a score of 4 stars and wrote “The start menu is better than ever”. Bhp 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.” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review. In January last year Martin G Allen wrote on Amazon “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” in his Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review.

One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 had a good interface. D. J. Poole scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review “The touch interface is superb and the pen works well”.

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Good Battery Life

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

Acceptable Noise Level

Some people who purchased this tablet thought it was quiet. Last year Eric T he wrote “Fan is very quiet and does its job” in his review of this tablet. In January last year G.k Reviews mentioned in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review “I find the silent trade off well worth it” and scored it 5 stars. Jw said last year “This is the silent m3 model” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review.

One person who purchased it thought it was noisy. G.k Reviews gave the product an excellent review score and wrote on Amazon “My only real issue with it was heat and noise from the fan” in their review of this tablet.

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Good Connectivity

Some customers said in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Cl Newlin said on Amazon “No more looking for a marker pen for the outdated white board! Connectivity is awesome too”. Shifty Geezer mentioned on Amazon “USB means full connectivity, unlike other tablets” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Two years ago Unhappy Customer mentioned on Amazon “WiFi connectivity is a real challenge” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review.

Several customers who bought this tablet agreed that it was good in terms of USB connections. Kevin Muldoon rated it 4 stars and he said on Amazon “The charging box has a USB port for charging (though this is just for power” in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was able to connect to the internet. Jw1951 wrote on Amazon “It's very fast, both for internet and for the applications I use” in their review of this tablet.

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Good Technical Features

Four people reckoned that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 had good features. Last year A. Rodriguez mentioned “It is sleek, packed with features, great resolution/screen, keyboard is ok”. Andrew Webb gave the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 an excellent review and he said “Windows hello is one of my most liked features of the device” in his Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review. Expert website Laptopmag.com said “The Surface Pro 4 features a faster CPU, bright high-res screen” in their review of this tablet but in spite of that they gave the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Hardwareluxx.de highlighted in their review that this tablet was great for its price.

Good Brand

On average Microsoft m3-6Y30 processor tablets have good reviews as do all tablet computers built by Microsoft.

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Good Sound Quality

One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owner concluded that it had good sound quality.

Good Webcam

One person who purchased it concluded that it was good for making skype calls. Kevin Muldoon said in January last 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 concluded that it was good in terms of power usage. Bhp wrote on Amazon “If I put it to sleep it wakes up as it was, with no perceptible energy loss” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

Good Support

One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owner said in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com said two years ago “A new Type Cover keyboard and faster SSD speed help push the Surface Pro 4 into a higher echelon of performance”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This tablet computer has a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

Across all the tablet computers of this type and age the rear camera resolution (numeric)s range from 5MP to 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 6.5MP. The Surface Pro 4 has one of the highest rear camera resolution (numeric)s (8 megapixels) amongst m3-6Y30 processor tablets of this age.

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Very Large Display Diagonal

When compared to other tablet computers of this spec and age that we have checked, the display diagonal of the Surface Pro 4 of 12.3 inches is one of the largest. Across all the m3-6Y30 processor tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 the display diagonals range from 12" to 13".

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This tablet computer has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on tablet computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Surface Pro 4 has a very high front camera resolution (numeric) (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4. Similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 4 have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 5MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1.6MP.

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Fairly Large Maximum Internal Memory

The Surface Pro 4 has a fairly large maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were launched more than a year ago. The maximum internal memorys of tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 4 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 5.5GB.

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Quite Large Processor Cache

The processor caches of tablets that were released more than a year ago range from 0.51MB to 6MB. The Surface Pro 4 has one of the larger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst comparable spec 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 a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most frequently found display resolution. The display resolution of all tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro 4 ranges from 800 x 400 pixels to 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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1080p Video Recording Modes

This tablet computer has a 1080p video recording modes, which is the most frequently found video recording modes on tablets of this type and age.

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Quite Large Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16,384 megabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a fairly large maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that came out more than a year ago. Tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 have maximum graphics adapter memorys of between 8MB and 17GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is better than most tablet computers that have been around for more than a year. Most comparable spec tablet computers that were released one year ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Tablet computers of this type and age internal memory types range from DDR-SDRAM (worst) to LPDDR3-SDRAM (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Thin

The thinnest depth of tablets of a comparable age and type to the Surface Pro 4 is 0.9mm and the thickest is 300mm. With a depth of only 8.45 millimeters, the Surface Pro 4 has a quite thin depth compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 4.

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2 Reasons Against

Inferior for Games

One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewer said that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was not good playing games on. G.k Reviews mentioned “It's useless for gaming.” however they still scored it 5 stars.

Not 4G

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is not 4G. Most of the other similar spec tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 4 are also not 4G.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Released Over a Year Ago

This Microsoft tablet has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 4 has a pretty typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been available for more than a year.

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Two Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the Surface Pro 4 is two which is average compared to the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Surface Pro 4 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a fairly standard processor frequency (0.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Family
Processor Threads
Supported Instruction Sets
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor Operating Modes
Conflict Free Processor
Tjunction
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Processor Codename
Memory
Maximum Internal 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
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Pixel Density
Graphics
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Audio
Audio System
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 3.0 Port
Docking Connector Type
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Operating System Architecture
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® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel® Smart Cache
Battery
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Other Features
Material
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Processor Socket
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support

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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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