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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 I5-6300U 2.4GHz 256GB 12.3" Tablet

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I5-6300U 2.4GHz Windows 10 Pro 256GB Apr 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 Tablet Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Microsoft tablets and also specifically for Microsoft i5-6300U processor tablet computers and found that in both cases Microsoft had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Just Released Eight Months Ago

This tablet computer was released just eight months ago, so it is likely to use more advanced technology than some of the older tablets.

Magnesium Case Material

This tablet computer has a Magnesium case material, which is typical of many comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Large Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum graphics adapter memory of new similar spec tablet computers is 15GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the Surface Pro 4 has a quite large maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other i5-6300U processor tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro 4.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

Recently released i5-6300U processor tablet computers have front camera resolutions of between 1.3MP and 5MP, and the average front camera resolution is 2.8MP. The Surface Pro 4 has one of the highest front camera resolutions (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 that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 4 display resolutions range from 800 x 400 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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1080p Video Recording Mode

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

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Very Light

The weights of i5-6300U processor tablet computers that have been around for the last year range from 780g to 2.3kg. At only 786 grams, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is fairly light compared to most of the other latest i5-6300U processor tablet computers.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many recently released tablet computers.

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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 tablet computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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Very Thin

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a quite thin thickness (only 8.45 millimeters) compared to most of the other i5-6300U processor tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro 4. The thicknesses of comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 range from 8.4mm to 270mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other new i5-6300U processor tablet computers, the Surface Pro 4 is not 4G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 4G compatible that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1[plb_3713427_price].

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Not 3G Compatible

The Surface Pro 4 is not 3G compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 are also not 3G compatible.

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Only Microsoft Surface Cover Docking Connector Type

The docking connector type of this tablet computer is Microsoft Surface Cover, which is typical of many new tablet computers.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Surface Pro 4 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other i5-6300U processor tablet computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 4 has a relatively standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 4.

If this i5-6300U processor tablet internal storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic CF-D1[plb_3840016_price] (500GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12.3 inches, the Surface Pro 4 has a fairly average screen size 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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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 8 megapixels, the Surface Pro 4 has a pretty typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other latest comparable spec tablets.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other 12 i5-6300U processor tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Surface Pro 4 has two processor cores which is average.

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Specification

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Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Core
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Family
Processor Thread
Instruction Set
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor Operating Mode
Conflict Free Processor
Tjunction
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Processor Codename
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Trial Software
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Pixel Density
Reading Mode
Graphics
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Mode
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Swivel Camera
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Headphone Jack Size
Headphone Output
Docking Connector Type
Mini DisplayPort
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GLONASS
Barometer
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Insider
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Idle State
Intel 64
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
OS Guard
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key
Embedded Options
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Software Guard Extension (Intel SGX)
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Smart Cache
Battery
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter
Keyboard Included
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Manual
Other Features
Case Material
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(154)
18 January 2016

Pcauthority.com.au

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

(177)
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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