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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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23 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 53 owner reviews this 400 processor tablet computer has an average owner rating of 81%.

Good Product Quality

Six Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers concluded that the product was good quality. A few weeks ago Clifford he wrote in his review on Amazon “The high quality was apparent its slim aluminium case looks”. Danyal wrote this month “The screen and build quality are fantastic”. G.k Reviews wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “A Maroo Sleeve which is also a high quality product” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Easy to Use

A few customers said in their reviews that this tablet was easy to use. Andreas Kyprianou mentioned a few weeks ago “They very easy to use” in his Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review and scored the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 5 stars. Clifford wrote in his review of this tablet this year “I appreciate being able to use this loan unit” . Hughsu wrote “Lovely machine, very quick easy to use” .

Some Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good experience. D. J. Poole gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Months now and I have to say it is brilliant - My first experience wasn't great as an update”. Mr Andrew Macaulay scored it very highly and he mentioned in his Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review this month “Graphics are brilliant, colours are natural and overall a great experience”. In December Shifty Geezer said in their review on Amazon “Android provides a much nicer experience with properly designed” but despite that they only scored it 3 stars.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it had a good interface. D. J. Poole mentioned in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review in December this year “The touch interface is superb and the pen works well”. One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owner wrote in their reviews that this tablet was easy to setup.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Martin G Allen said “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 reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. This year Mr Andrew Macaulay said “The Arc Mouse that was provided is fine and surprisingly comfortable given what its looks”.

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Robust

Some people who bought the product agreed that it was well made. A. Rodriguez said in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Overall it feels sturdy and well built” but they scored the product 20 out of 100. D. J. Poole mentioned on Amazon this year “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” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Martin G Allen gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he said in his Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review on Amazon a few weeks ago “I decided to use VirtualBox and disabled Hyper-V (built in) as Hyper-V does have undesirable effects (in my experience) in power management, even when not running a VM”.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. D. J. Poole mentioned on Amazon in December “I guess the price is fairly robust”. Jay.a mentioned “It built extremely well from the amazing screen to the tough kickstand Microsoft have come up with one serious tablet” in their review of this tablet. Johnc mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “Thats why i dropped 1 star”.

A number of customers who bought the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 wrote that it was easy to damage or scratch. In December this year Clifford wrote “The back has half a dozen scratches” in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

A number of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was reliable. D. J. Poole mentioned on Amazon “Highly recommended for anyone who needs a good reliable mobile device for opening” in their review of this tablet. This month The Bigg Massive wrote “I'm happy to move between both without feeling one is providing a poorer or less reliable environment” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and rated it 5 stars.

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Nice Design

A number of customers agreed that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was good looking. A few weeks ago A. Rodriguez mentioned “So in conclusion avoid it, great beautiful computer that unfortunately it fails to deliver it basic concept”. Billm said “This is very disappointing - as the machine loos and feels beautiful”. Jw1951 wrote on Amazon this month “I nearly dropped it while unpacking it (the packaging is elegant.” and scored the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 very highly.

A few Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners agreed that it was a good design. Richy wrote “Great quality, excellent design and love using it”. The Bigg Massive rated it 5 stars and said in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review on Amazon “Slick design, functional and great performance”. The Bigg Massive also mentioned “Slick design and powerful”.

Some customers who reviewed the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 considered that it was smooth. M. Towler mentioned in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 on Amazon a few weeks ago “Surface Arc Touch Mouse – This felt smooth and easy to operate” and scored the product very highly.

One customer reckoned that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 had a good case. Clifford rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his review on Amazon “The only negative thing I have found (other than the price), is that the anodised aluminium back casing scratches incredibly easy”.

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Good Size

A few customers said in their reviews that the product was a good size. Chris W rated it 5 stars and he mentioned “Nice size for use and clips on easy for conventional” in his review. Several Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. In December this year Rgramann said on Amazon “High build quality, sleek design, very thin, fantastic screen” but they rated it 2 stars.

A few Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners who bought this tablet reckoned that it was good physically. A few weeks ago Mr Andrew Macaulay said in his review “The touchpad is good and has a physical action for the button”. In December this year The Bigg Massive mentioned on Amazon “The physical keyboard has a nice feel with laptop style keys which are backlit” and scored the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 very highly.

One customer who bought it concluded that it was lightweight. M. Towler mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon “A great finish, very lightweight for its size (12.3 inch screen”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact. A few weeks ago Mr C. scored the product 5 stars and he mentioned “Fast, compact and works perfectly when connected via apps to my other PCs” in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

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Good Connectivity

Two Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers said that it was good in terms of connectivity. This month Cl Newlin scored it very highly and mentioned on Amazon “No more looking for a marker pen for the outdated white board! Connectivity is awesome too”. Shifty Geezer mentioned “USB means full connectivity, unlike other tablets”.

One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewer who bought it mentioned that it was able to connect to the internet. Jw1951 scored the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 very highly and said “It's very fast, both for internet and for the applications I use” in their review of this tablet.

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Good Picture Quality

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. This year Jw1951 wrote “The screen is very detailed with a fantastic range of colours” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and rated the product 5 stars. Mr Andrew Macaulay wrote in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 on Amazon “The screen is brilliant - the text and graphics are brilliant, colours are natural”.

One customer concluded that the product had good picture quality. Duane Alexander scored the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 5 stars and he wrote this month “The machine has its limits in terms of performance for heavy duty graphics or computational work.” in his Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Microsoft tablets and also specifically for Microsoft 400 processor tablet computers and found that in both cases Microsoft had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Good Battery Life

Several customers mentioned that this tablet had a good battery life. A. Rodriguez said “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 however despite that they scored the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 20 out of 100. Cl Newlin rated it as very good and mentioned in their review in December this year “Thus with the excellent battery life can often manage a full day of 6-7 hrs cable free”. Jay.a rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The battery is very good as long as you tinker with the settings for example only using certain functions when you need it for example location, Bluetooth etc”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person said in their reviews that the product was noisy. G.k Reviews mentioned “My only real issue with it was heat and noise from the fan”. One person who reviewed this tablet thought it was quiet. G.k Reviews said in December this year “I find the silent trade off well worth it” in their review of this tablet.

Good Technical Features

One person said in their reviews that this tablet had good features. A. Rodriguez wrote on Amazon “It is sleek, packed with features, great resolution/screen, keyboard is ok”.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.7 gigahertz, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other 400 processor tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 the processor clock speeds range from 1.1GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.6GHz.

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Very High Rear Camera Resolution

When compared to other tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4's rear camera resolution of 8 megapixels is one of the highest. The average rear camera resolution of 400 processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 is 5.3MP, and the rear camera resolutions range from 3MP to 8MP.

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Very Large Screen Size

When compared to other tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago that we have assessed, the screen size of the Surface Pro 4 of 12.3 inches is one of the largest. The smallest screen size of tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 4 is 8", the largest is 13", and the average screen size is 10".

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 4's internal storage capacity is one of the largest amongst tablets of this age and type. The internal storage capacity of tablets that were released one year ago range from 16GB to 260GB.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

When compared to other 400 processor tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago, the front camera resolution of the Surface Pro 4 of 5 megapixels is one of the highest. The front camera resolutions of 400 processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 range from 1.3MP to 5MP.

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Very Large Internal Memory

Across all the 400 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 the internal memory range from 1GB to 8GB. When compared to other comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 that we have assessed, the internal memory of the Surface Pro 4 of 8 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Very Large Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 is 0.51MB, the largest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 2.3MB. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a very large processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 4.

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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, which is the most common display resolution. The display resolution of all tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface Pro 4 ranges from 800 x 400 pixels to 2732 x 2048 pixels.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet has a 1080p video recording mode, which is typical of many tablet computers that are a comparable age to 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 tablet computers of this age and type.

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Very Short

The average height of 400 processor tablet computers that have been around for more than a year is 140mm, and the heights range from 8.4mm to 210mm. The Surface Pro 4 is one of the shorter tablets that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 (only 8.45 millimeters) amongst tablets of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior for Games

One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owner said in their reviews that the product was not good playing games on. A few weeks ago G.k Reviews mentioned on Amazon “It's useless for gaming.” in their review.

A Bit Expensive

Some customers who reviewed the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 considered that it was not cheap. Mr. D. G. Woolston mentioned this month “I brought the new dock with it and although expensive it works a treat for my desk setup” however they still scored this tablet 5 stars. This year Rgramann wrote in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review on Amazon “That they have offered pick-up for items far, far less expensive” and rated it 2 stars. Shifty Geezer wrote on Amazon “You have to buy much more expensive Windows applications” in their review.

One customer said that the product was not a bargain for the price. In December A. Rodriguez said “And it is not cheap so you would expect it to work at this stage (this is surface 4 so it is not like it is a new product”.

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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 tablets that are a similar age to it.

This tablet computer's internal memory type (DDR-SDRAM) is actually the worst internal memory type amongst all tablet computers of this age and type.

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

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Very Heavy

Across all the 400 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 the weights range from 320g to 790g, and the average weight is 550g. The Surface Pro 4 is very heavy (786 grams) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Surface Pro 4.

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Very Thick

The thinnest thickness of tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 is 8mm, the thickest is 300mm, and the average thickness is 79mm. When compared to other 400 processor tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 4 that we have checked, the thickness of the Surface Pro 4 of 292.1 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Microsoft released the Surface Pro 4.

Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other tablets of a similar type and age to the Surface Pro 4 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is four which is average.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4 processor core tablet computers currently available including the SM-T335 Galaxy Tab 4[pl_2373193_price], or the GT-N8010 Galaxy Note[pl_3053971_price] both from Samsung or the LG LGV700[plb_2670876_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Cache
Processor Family
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Low Halogen Option Available
Memory
Internal Memory Type
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Software
Operating System
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Mode
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Mini DisplayPort
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) 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
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Software Guard Extension (Intel SGX)
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
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Cable Included
AC Adapter
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

(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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