Microsoft unveils the Surface Pro 4

Surface Pro 4

The Surface Pro 4
Source: Microsoft

A couple of days ago we published a post about the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, highlighting its rumored features and specifications. The tablet is here now, and we can finally put the rumors to rest.

The Surface Pro 4 is said to be 30% faster than Microsoft’s previous Surface Pro 3, and 50% faster than Apple’s MacBook Air.

The Surface Pro 4 features a 12.3-inches display with a resolution of 2763 x 1824 pixels and a pixel density of 267 pixels per inch. The display is protected by a 0.4mm thick Corning Gorilla Glass.

Intel’s Skylake processor powers the Surface Pro 4, and it runs along with 4GB/16GB of RAM and 128GB/1TB SSD. There are seven variants of the Surface Pro 4, and each has varying DRAMs, SSD storage, and different processors (Core M3, Core i5, Core i7).

You will find four USB 3.0 ports on the sides of the Surface Pro 4, along with two 4K DisplayPort and Ethernet support. At the back of the tablet is an 8-megapixel camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.


Surface Pro 4

Surface Pro 4 with the Surface Pen
Source: Microsoft

The Surface Pro 4 comes with a Surface Pen out-of-the-box. If you’ve ever held a stylus pen, you’d notice that while they all look like tiny pencils even though they don’t come with erasers. Well, Microsoft’s Surface Pen is here to change that. It comes with a magnetic attachment and a visual eraser right at the top. There is also an interchangeable tip at the bottom. We told you in our last post that Microsoft acquired N-Trig, the company responsible for the Surface Pen, possibly to take full advantage of the handwriting functionality included in Windows 10 and the Edge browser, and it seems they have. With the Surface Pen, you can scribble around the display and also write on Microsoft’s Edge browser.

Surface Pro 4 TypeCover

Surface Pro 4 TypeCover
Source: Engadget

There is also a TypeCover available for the Surface Pro 4, but this is optional and costs a separate $130. The new TypeCover features an expanded key placement and a precision glass trackpad that has a fingerprint scanner integrated in it.


Just like the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950XL, the Surface Pro 4 features a liquid cooling system to help prevent the device from overheating.

The battery for the Surface Pro 4 varies with the processors; 24W for Core M3, and 36W for Core i5/i7. Prices range from $800 to $2799.

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