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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 I7-6600U 2.6GHz 256GB 12.3" Tablet

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I7-6600U 2.6GHz Windows 10 Pro 256GB Jul 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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Just Released Six Months Ago

As one of the newer tablet computers, this tablet is likely to have more advanced features.

Quite High Rear Camera Resolution

At 8 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a fairly high rear camera resolution compared to most of the other 600 processor tablets that came out in the last 12 months. The rear camera resolutions of new tablets range from 5MP to 8MP.

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Very Large Maximum Internal Memory

Recently released tablet computers have maximum internal memory of between 8GB and 16GB. When compared to other latest tablets, the maximum internal memory of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 of 16 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Very Large Internal Memory

The average internal memory of tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 is 11GB, and the internal memory range from 8GB to 16GB. The internal memory of the Surface Pro 4 of 16 gigabytes is one of the largest amongst new 600 processor tablets.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of 600 processor tablets that were launched in the last year range from 0.9MP to 5MP. With a front camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4's front camera resolution is one of the highest amongst tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 4.

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2736 X 1824 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Surface Pro 4 is 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 came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 display resolutions range from 800 x 400 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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Very Light

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is quite light (only 786 grams) compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 4. Across all the 600 processor tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 4 the weights range from 780g to 2.5kg.

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Very Thin

At only 8.45 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other 600 processor tablets that came out in the last 12 months. Across all the tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 the thicknesses range from 8.4mm to 340mm, and the average thickness is 90mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

Most 600 processor tablets that were released in the last 12 months are not 4G compatible. The Surface Pro 4 is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

If you want a tablet computer that is 4G compatible then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu R726[plb_3351349_price].

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Not 3G Compatible

The Surface Pro 4 is not 3G compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other 600 processor tablets that came out in the last 12 months 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 recently released similar spec tablets.

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Quite Short Continuous Video Playback Time

At only 9 hours, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a quite short continuous video playback time compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4. Latest tablets have continuous video playback times of between 3h and 15h.

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Very Tall

600 processor tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface Pro 4 have heights of between 9.5mm and 210mm, and the average height is 140mm. When compared to other 600 processor tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 4 that we have assessed, the Surface Pro 4's height of 201.42 millimeters is one of the tallest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Surface Pro 4 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for the last year.

There are a number of other 2.6GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available that you might want to consider including the Fujitsu R726[plb_3351349_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 4 has a pretty typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other latest 600 processor tablets.

We compared this tablet to all the other 256GB internal storage capacity tablets and we think cheaper tablets such as the Fujitsu R726[plb_3351349_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Screen Size

The Surface Pro 4 has a relatively typical screen size (12.3 inches) compared to most of the other recently released tablets.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other 12 similar spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has two processor cores which is average.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2 processor core tablet computers currently available including cheaper tablets such as the Fujitsu R726[plb_3351349_price].

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Processor Cache
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Processor Thread
Instruction Set
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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Tjunction
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Processor Codename
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
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
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
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
Operating System Architecture
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 Trusted Execution Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel Software Guard Extension (Intel SGX)
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Smart Cache
Battery
Continuous Video Playback Time
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AC Adapter
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Quick Start Guide
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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

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

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…

7 January 2016

Microsoft's frustration with third party hardware providers like Dell and HP has seen it morph, Apple-style, into a device manufacturer in the past few years. Beginning modestly with the original... Read more…

6 January 2016

Microsoft's vision for a hybrid 2-in-1 tablet that can double as an ultraportable laptop has been in place since the first Surface launched back in 2012, but it wasn't really until the Surface Pro... Read more…

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User Reviews

(166)
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 14 November 2016 by Kevin Muldoon

Today, after three months of owning the Surface Pro 4, I shipped my Surface Pro away to some lucky person who bought it from me via eBay. Despite deciding to sell my Surface, I loved the device.... Read more…

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