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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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26 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 79 owner reviews the average owner rating of this tablet computer is 81%.

Easy to Use

Several Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners reckoned that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was easy to use. Andreas Kyprianou wrote in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 “They very easy to use”. Lesley Smart wrote in his review of this tablet “The keyboard is great to use, I just enjoy switching it on” . M. Towler wrote in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review on Amazon in January last year “I appreciate being able to use this loan unit” and rated it 5 stars.

A number of customers said in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 had a good experience. Bhp wrote in their review “In real experience it is about twice as fast” . D. J. Poole said in their review “Months now and I have to say it is brilliant - My first experience wasn't great as an update” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Mr Andrew Macaulay wrote on Amazon “Graphics are brilliant, colours are natural and overall a great experience”.

Some Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Bhp gave the product an excellent rating and wrote in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review in January last year “If you try to adjust the advanced settings in your power plan (under 'Control Panel / Power options) you only have access to a few.”. Martin G Allen mentioned on Amazon also in January last year “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” in his review of this tablet.

One person wrote in their reviews that this tablet had a good interface. D. J. Poole said on Amazon “The touch interface is superb and the pen works well” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review. One person who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup.

One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owner reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mr Andrew Macaulay gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The Arc Mouse that was provided is fine and surprisingly comfortable given what its looks” in his review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

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Robust

A number of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners wrote that it was well made. Last year Bhp scored it very highly and said “After tweaking, I get about 7-8h OF SOLID USE on my i7”. In January last year D. J. Poole wrote “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”. Martin G Allen mentioned “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”.

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Last year D. J. Poole mentioned “I guess the price is fairly robust” in their review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Jay.a wrote “It built extremely well from the amazing screen to the tough kickstand Microsoft have come up with one serious tablet”. Johnc mentioned in their review on Amazon “Thats why i dropped 1 star”.

A few people said in their reviews that it was reliable. D. J. Poole said on Amazon “Highly recommended for anyone who needs a good reliable mobile device for opening”. Design Counts wrote “It's more reliable at forming a connection with the SP than BOTH Microsoft's offerings! That's Logitech's hardware experience for you” in their review. The Bigg Massive mentioned in their review on Amazon “I'm happy to move between both without feeling one is providing a poorer or less reliable environment”.

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Nice Design

Ten people said in their reviews that this tablet was good looking. Billm said in January last year “This is very disappointing - as the machine loos and feels beautiful” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review yet they only rated it 20 out of 100. Jw1951 mentioned also in January last year “I nearly dropped it while unpacking it (the packaging is elegant.” in their review and rated it 5 stars. Mr. Mark A. Laborda wrote on Amazon “Overall pretty happy though” in his review of this tablet and gave it a very good review.

Four Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was a good design. Richy wrote in January last year “Great quality, excellent design and love using it”. The Bigg Massive said in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 on Amazon “Slick design, functional and great performance”. The Bigg Massive also mentioned “Slick design and powerful”.

Two customers who bought it agreed that it was smooth. M. Towler gave it an excellent rating and mentioned “Surface Arc Touch Mouse – This felt smooth and easy to operate”. One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owner wrote in their reviews that it was well designed.

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Good Size

Several Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners who purchased it said that it was good physically. Design Counts wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 “Physical keyboard wise”. Mr Andrew Macaulay wrote on Amazon last year “The touchpad is good and has a physical action for the button” and rated this tablet as excellent. The Bigg Massive said “The physical keyboard has a nice feel with laptop style keys which are backlit” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review.

Some customers who reviewed the product considered that it was a good size. Chris W wrote last year “Nice size for use and clips on easy for conventional” .

One person who bought the product considered that it was a good width. Design Counts said in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 “Are backlit too! The (Windows version) K810 looks perfect in front of the SP! Exact same width, plus the black”.

One Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owner considered that the product was lightweight. M. Towler scored it very highly and mentioned “A great finish, very lightweight for its size (12.3 inch screen”.

One person who reviewed the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 thought it was compact. Last year Mr C. mentioned “Fast, compact and works perfectly when connected via apps to my other PCs” in his review of this tablet and gave this tablet a very good review score.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Last year Danyal wrote on Amazon “The screen and build quality are fantastic” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review yet they gave this tablet a rating of 60 out of 100. Design Counts wrote on Amazon “Well designed and immediately useful” in their review. G.k Reviews wrote in January last year “A Maroo Sleeve which is also a high quality product” and gave it an excellent rating.

Good Picture Quality

Some customers considered that it had good colour saturation. Bhp mentioned on Amazon in January last year “The screen is properly calibrated out of the box, so colours are true” in their review of this tablet and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Jw1951 gave it a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The screen is very detailed with a fantastic range of colours” in their review. Mr Andrew Macaulay wrote on Amazon last year “The screen is brilliant - the text and graphics are brilliant, colours are natural”.

Several people who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it had good picture quality. In January last year Bhp said “The superior Intel Graphics card makes a huge difference too” and scored the product 5 stars. Duane Alexander mentioned in his Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review on Amazon last year “The machine has its limits in terms of performance for heavy duty graphics or computational work.”.

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Popular Choice

According to sales data from Amazon, the Surface Pro 4 is a popular choice amongst people who bought tablet computers in the last 3 months.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of people who reviewed it reckoned that it was noisy. G.k Reviews gave this tablet an excellent review score and wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 last year “My only real issue with it was heat and noise from the fan”. Tech said in their review of this tablet on Amazon “The display is really good and while the front facing speakers could be louder this is great for media consumption” and gave the product a very good review score.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Last year G.k Reviews wrote in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review on Amazon “I find the silent trade off well worth it”.

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Microsoft Has Good Tablet Reviews

Microsoft is one of the superior tablet computer brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Microsoft also has good ratings for its 400 processor tablets.

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Good Battery Life

A number of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 had a good battery life. Bhp said “The biggest gripe against the Surface i7 is battery life”. Jay.a scored 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”. Schmintan mentioned “In using it there are hints of that greatness, its portable, got good battery life during usage”.

Good Sound Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 had good sound quality. Marc Hillen said “Highly recommended! Superb sound, screen and speakers” in his review of this tablet.

Good Environmental Credentials

One customer who bought it wrote that it was good in terms of power usage. Bhp rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon “If I put it to sleep it wakes up as it was, with no perceptible energy loss” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for more than a year the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 1,300GHz, and the average processor frequency is 11GHz. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has one of the fastest processor frequencys (2.7 gigahertz) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Surface Pro 4 has a fairly large display diagonal (12.3 inches) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 4. Tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 4 have display diagonals of between 5" and 16".

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Apple iPad Pro (£704.74) (12.9" and cheaper); or the Apple iPad Pro (£689.99) (12.9" and higher rated).

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Quite High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The rear camera resolution (numeric)s of comparable spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 range from 2MP to 13MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 5.2MP. The Surface Pro 4 has a quite high rear camera resolution (numeric) (8 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablets that were released one year ago.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a very large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Surface Pro 4. The average internal storage capacity of tablet computers of this age and type is 53GB, and the internal storage capacitys range from 4GB to 520GB.

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Four Processor Coress

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is a four processor cores tablet computer.

We compared all the other 4 processor cores tablets to this tablet and we think the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-B2 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Large Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4's processor cache is one of the largest amongst tablets of this age and spec. The average processor cache of comparable spec tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 is 2.3MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 6MB.

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Quite Large Internal Memory

When compared to other tablets of this spec and age that we have assessed the internal memory of, the Surface Pro 4's internal memory of 8 gigabytes is one of the largest. The average internal memory of comparable spec tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 is 2.2GB.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The average front camera resolution (numeric) of tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 4 is 1.5MP, and the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 5MP. When compared to other comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 that we have checked, the Surface Pro 4's front camera resolution (numeric) of 5 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Multi-Touch Touch Technology

The multi-touch technology of this tablet is Multi-touch, which is the most frequently featured touch technology on similar spec tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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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 computer, which is the most frequently found display resolution. The worst display resolution of all similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 4 is 800 x 400 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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1080p Video Recording Modes

This tablet computer has a 1080p video recording modes, which is typical of many tablets of a comparable age and type to it.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on tablet computers of this spec and age.

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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 tablets that have been available for more than a year.

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8 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners who purchased the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reckoned that it was not cheap. Two years ago Design Counts mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Expensive at £89.”. Mr Reeves wrote in his review of this tablet on Amazon “Overpriced by about £700.00”. Mr. D. G. Woolston wrote “I brought the new dock with it and although expensive it works a treat for my desk setup” .

Inferior Technical Features

One customer reckoned that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 did not have good features. Design Counts mentioned in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 “The faster your machine will perform, even if it features a slower processor”.

Inferior for Games

One customer said in their reviews that it was not good playing games on. G.k Reviews wrote “It's useless for gaming.”.

Poor Connectivity

Two Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewers thought it was not wifi compatible. Schmintan rated the product 20 out of 100 and said “Hyper-V completely breaks WiFi so i cant run any virtual machines if i want internet connectivity on the surface” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review. Singaporefish said on Amazon two years ago “Why the heck the wifi can't work.”.

One person who reviewed the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reckoned that it did not have network functionality. Johnc said on Amazon “Reminder that its wireless only, there is no network socket unless you go for the desktop adaptor.”.

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Not 3G

The Surface Pro 4 is not 3G, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 4 are also not 3G.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 3G then you might want to look at the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (£1,249.00).

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Not 4G

The Surface Pro 4 is not 4G, although keep in mind that most of the other tablet computers of this type and age are also not 4G.

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Only DDR-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a DDR-SDRAM internal memory type which is better than most tablet computers of a comparable age and type to it. Most similar spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Tablets of this spec and age internal memory types range from DDR3L-RS-SDRAM to LPDDR3-SDRAM.

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Very Thick

When compared to other tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 4, the depth of the Surface Pro 4 of 292.1 millimeters is one of the thickest. The thinnest depth of tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 4 is 0.9mm, the thickest is 300mm, and the average depth is 72mm.

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1 Other reason to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Released Over a Year Ago

This 400 processor tablet computer was released over a year ago.

Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Cache
Processor Family
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Low Halogen Options Available
Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Modes
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
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)
Idle States
Intel 64
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® 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® AES-NI)
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
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

(217)
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's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers surface i56300, surface i56300u, microsoft i76650, microsoft i56300, microsoft i76660, microsoft i76660u, microsoft i76650u, microsoft i56300u, microsoft 7ax00004, microsoft th200002, microsoft 7ax00002, microsoft th200002r, microsoft i716gbwin10, microsoft 12i716gbwin10
Barcodes 00889842000000, 00889842014396, 00889842014525, 00889842014921, 00889842014938, 00889842015041, 00889842015072, 00889842019315, 00889842019643, 05055792314328, 05055792314380, 05055792314403, 05055887324317, 05055887324324

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