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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 256GB 12.3" Tablet

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Windows 10 Pro 256GB 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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Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

Based on 2,870 expert and user reviews, Microsoft has good ratings for its tablet computers. Microsoft also has good ratings specifically for its tablet computers compared to other manufacturers.

Only Released Four Months Ago

The Surface Pro 4 was only relased by Microsoft four months ago.

Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of recently released tablets is 120GB. The Surface Pro 4 has a quite large internal storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other newly released comparable spec tablet computers.

If you want a larger internal storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Microsoft Surface Pro 3[plb_3810957_price] (512GB).

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 range from 7" to 19", and the average screen size is 10". With a screen size of 12.3 inches, the Surface Pro 4 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other latest tablet computers.

Tablets with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu Stylistic R726[plb_3877206_price] (12.5"), or the Samsung SM-T670[plb_3434774_price] (18.4").

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Fairly High Rear Camera Resolution

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has one of the higher rear camera resolutions (8 megapixels) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. Recently released tablet computers have rear camera resolutions of between 2MP and 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 5.3MP.

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Fairly Large Internal Memory

The Surface Pro 4 has a quite large internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for the last year. The average internal memory of latest tablet computers is 3.8GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 4 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for the last year. The average front camera resolution of tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 4 is 2.8MP.

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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 the most common display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

This tablet's display resolution (2736 x 1824 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all recently released similar spec tablets.

Across comparable types of tablet the worst display resolution is 1024 x 600 pixels.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet has a 1080p video recording mode, which is the most commonly found video recording mode on comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to it.

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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 frequently found maximum video resolution on latest tablet computers.

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Very Thin

At only 8.45 millimeters, the Surface Pro 4 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were launched in the last year. Newly released similar spec tablets have thicknesses of between 5.5mm and 270mm.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets that came out in the last year, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

The Surface Pro 4 is not 3G compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 are also not 3G compatible.

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Heavy

The Surface Pro 4 is one of the heavier comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 (786 grams) amongst tablets of this age. Latest comparable spec tablets have weights of between 240g and 2.7kg, and the average weight is 700g.

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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

(170)
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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