Last year Microsoft had shown the new way of how a tablet can replace your laptop with the formidable Surface Pro 3. The transformation of tablet into a full fledged was aided with the sleek Type Cover and the Pen. The Surface Pro 3 has been a top choice for consumers ever since it was launched. Improvising on the successful Surface Pro 3, Microsoft today announced the Surface Pro 4 which had taken the game to a level of its own.
Surface Pro 4 has evolved from the Surface Pro 3 and following the same design ques, the former resembles the latter in many ways. Microsoft refined its design from last year to create a hybrid tablet that’s slightly thinner and more powerful.It also managed to include a slightly larger 12.3-inch screen in the Surface Pro 4 (0.3 inch bigger than the SP3) without making the case bigger.
There’s a fingerprint sensor on the keyboard and Cortana integration inside the new tablet. Microsoft has done a lot of upgrades to its keyboard covers this year. There’s an all-new Surface Pen as well, which also has an eraser on the end of it. The new pen has 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity and attaches magnetically to the side of the Surface Pro 4 when not in use. It comes in a variety of colors and even has Cortana integration: you can activate Microsoft’s voice assistant by holding the button on the Surface Pen.
Microsoft claims Surface Pro 4 to be 50 percent faster, against Apple’s MacBook Air, however, it also has high-end specs that wouldn’t be out of place on an ultrabook laptop. Storage goes all the way up to 1TB and you can get 16GB of memory to go with that Intel 6th-gen processor.
The Surface Pro 4 is available to preorder now, starting at $899 or £749. It will be available on October 26th.
Tech Specs of Surface Pro 4:
- Windows 10 Pro OS
- 12.3” PixelTouch display with a Resolution of 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)
- 10 point multi-touch
- New gen Surface Pen
- 6th Gen Intel Core M3/i5/i7 processor with Intel graphics
- 4/8/16 GB RAM
- 128/256/512 GB SSD Storage
- Full-size USB 3.0 port
- microSD™ card reader
- Headset jack
- Mini DisplayPort
- Cover port
- 5.0 MP front-facing HD camera
- 8.0 MP rear-facing autofocus camera, with 1080p HD video recording
- Stereo microphones
- Stereo speakers with Dolby® audio
- Battery- Up to 9 hrs of video playback
- Magnesium casing
I’m really excited about this handsomely crafted Surface Pro 4 and Microsoft already has a winner under its products.
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