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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 M3-6Y30 2.2GHz 128GB 12.3" Tablet

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M3-6Y30 2.2GHz Windows 10 Pro 128GB Oct 2015
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Surface Pro 4 runs all the desktop software you rely on, while being lighter than ever starting at 1.69 pounds. The 12.3-inch PixelSense display has extremely high contrast and low glare. Go from... More
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Microsoft Has Good Tablet Reviews

Based on 2,786 expert and user reviews, Microsoft has good reviews for its tablet computers. Microsoft also has good reviews specifically within its i5-6300U processor tablet computers range compared to other brands.

Very Large Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum graphics adapter memory of 32,000 megabytes, the Surface Pro 4's maximum graphics adapter memory is one of the largest amongst tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 4. The average maximum graphics adapter memory of tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 is 7.8GB, and the maximum graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 32GB.

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1080p Video Recording Modes

This tablet has a 1080p video recording modes, which is the most frequently found video recording modes on tablets of this age and spec.

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Very Light

Tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 4 have weights of between 760g and 1.2kg, and the average weight is 830g. At only 766 grams, the Surface Pro 4 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro 4.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 4G

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is not 4G. Most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro 4 are also not 4G.

If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 4G then you might want to consider the Fujitsu R726[plb_3351347_price].

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Not 3G

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is not 3G, although keep in mind that most of the other tablets of this spec and age are also not 3G.

Tablets which are 3G that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu R726[plb_3351347_price].

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

At only 9 hours, the Surface Pro 4 has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other i5-6300U processor tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 4. The battery life (max)s of tablets of a comparable age and type to the Surface Pro 4 range from 9h to 12h.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 4 has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type. I5-6300U processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 have internal storage capacitys of between 120GB and 260GB.

If this Microsoft tablet computer internal storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 4[plb_3058572_price] (256GB).

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of tablet computers of this spec and age is 4GB and the largest is 8GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 4 has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst i5-6300U processor tablet computers of this age.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

Across all the tablet computers of this spec and age the display diagonals range from 12" to 13". With a display diagonal of only 12.3 inches, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst tablet computers of this age.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu R726[plb_3351347_price] (12.5").

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

The Surface Pro 4 has a fairly slow processor frequency (only 2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec. Similar spec tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 4 have processor frequencys of between 2.2GHz and 2.4GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.4GHz.

If this tablet computer processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Surface Pro 4[pl_3058571_price] (2.4GHz), or the Surface Pro 4[pl_3058572_price] (2.4GHz) both from Microsoft.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Released Over a Year Ago

This Microsoft tablet was released over a year ago.

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 8 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a relatively average rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age.

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Two Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is two. That's average compared to the other eight i5-6300U processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Insider™
InTru™ 3D Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel 64
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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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

(161)
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers i56300, i56300u
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