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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 I7-6650U 2.2GHz 256GB 12.3" Tablet

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I7-6650U 2.2GHz Windows 10 Pro 256GB Oct 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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Very High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year range from 5MP to 8MP, and the average front camera resolution is 5.8MP. At 8 megapixels, the Surface Pro 4 has a very high front camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were released one year ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This tablet computer has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many tablet computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Large Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Surface Pro 4 has a quite large solid-state drive capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 4. Comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 4 have solid-state drive capacities of between 64GB and 260GB.

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2763 X 1824 Pixels Display Resolution

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a maximum display resolution of 2763 x 1824 pixels. That's over four times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Across all tablet computers of this age and spec the best display resolution is 2732 x 2048 pixels and the worst is 800 x 400 pixels.

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Fairly Large Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At 32,000 megabytes, the Surface Pro 4 has a fairly large maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 4. The average maximum graphics adapter memory of tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Surface Pro 4 is 8.1GB, and the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 8MB to 32GB.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet has a 1080p video recording mode, which is typical of many tablets of this age and type.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

The Surface Pro 4 is not 4G compatible. Most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 are also not 4G compatible.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution

The Surface Pro 4 has a fairly low rear camera resolution (only 5 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec. I7-6650U processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 have rear camera resolutions of between 5MP and 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 7.3MP.

If you are looking for a higher rear camera resolution then you might also want to look at the Surface Pro 4[pl_3058574_price] (8MP), or the Surface Pro 4[pl_3058575_price] (8MP) both from Microsoft.

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Very Heavy

The lightest i7-6650U processor tablet that was released more than a year ago is 760g heavy, the heaviest is 790g, and the average weight is 780g. With a weight of 786 grams, the Surface Pro 4's weight is one of the heaviest amongst tablets of a comparable age and type to the Surface Pro 4.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Released Over a Year Ago

Microsoft released the Surface Pro 4 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other i7-6650U processor tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 4.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Surface Pro 4 has a relatively average internal storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other i7-6650U processor tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 4.

If this tablet internal storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 4[plb_3058575_price] (512GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12.3 inches, the Surface Pro 4 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age.

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Two Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Surface Pro 4 is two. That's average compared to the other i7-6650U processor tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 4 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Storage
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Display
Screen Size
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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 Resolution
Rear Camera
Swivel Camera
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
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Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
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Headphone Jack Size
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Docking Connector Type
Mini DisplayPort
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Proximity Sensor
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GLONASS
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Barometer
Magnetometer
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)
OS Guard
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
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Volume Control
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Processor Manufacturer
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Expert Reviews

(136)
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

(163)
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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