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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 M3-6Y30 0.9GHz 128GB 12.3" Tablet

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M3-6Y30 0.9GHz Windows 10 Pro 128GB Dec 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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Magnesium Case Material

This tablet computer has a Magnesium case material, which is the most commonly found case material on tablets that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Large Screen Size

The average screen size of similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 4 is 12", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 13". The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a very large screen size (12.3 inches) compared to most of the other m3-6Y30 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 4.

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Quite Large Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the tablets that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 4 has a fairly large maximum internal memory compared to most of the other latest m3-6Y30 processor tablet computers.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of m3-6Y30 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 is 3.4MP. The front camera resolution of the Surface Pro 4 of 5 megapixels is one of the highest amongst similar spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as 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 a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. Across all tablet computers that were launched in the last 12 months the worst display resolution is 800 x 400 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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Very Large Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other latest m3-6Y30 processor tablet computers that we have assessed, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4's maximum graphics adapter memory of 16,384 megabytes is one of the largest. Tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 4 have maximum graphics adapter memory of between 16MB and 17GB.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Surface Pro 4 has a better internal memory type than most recently released similar spec tablet computers. This tablet computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The worst internal memory type of all tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 4 is DDR3L-RS-SDRAM and the best is LPDDR3-SDRAM.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

The Surface Pro 4 is not 4G compatible. Most of the other m3-6Y30 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 4 are also not 4G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 4G compatible then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet[plb_3773921_price].

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Not 3G Compatible

Most new m3-6Y30 processor tablet computers are not 3G compatible. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

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Only Microsoft Surface Cover Docking Connector Type

The docking connector type of this tablet is Microsoft Surface Cover, which is typical of many recently released tablets.

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Very Tall

At 201.42 millimeters, the Surface Pro 4 is fairly tall compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for the last year. The shortest tablet computer that was launched in the last year is 6.3mm tall, the tallest is 210mm, and the average height is 97mm.

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Not Cheap

Latest m3-6Y30 processor tablet computers range in price from £249 to £879. We think that this tablet looks expensive compared to other latest m3-6Y30 processor tablet computers.

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Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when this tablet was released.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 8 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a relatively average rear camera resolution compared to most of the other m3-6Y30 processor tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 4.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Surface Pro 4 has a fairly average internal storage capacity (128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other latest comparable spec tablets.

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Two Processor Cores

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has two processor cores which is average compared to the other 21 tablet computers that have been on the market for the last year that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 0.9 gigahertz, the Surface Pro 4 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other m3-6Y30 processor tablet computers that came out in the last year.

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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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
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
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
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
USB 3.0 Port
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 Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Turbo Boost 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
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter
Keyboard Included
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Other Features
Case Material
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Intel Virtualization Technology
Processor Socket
Graphics Adapter Open GL

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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

(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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