We can probably all agree that Microsoft is good at what they do. Sure, there are exceptions, like Windows Vista, but generally they know what they’re doing. So when the company decided to venture into uncharted waters with the introduction of the Surface Pro, some of us hook our heads in disapproval, wishing they’d stick to what they do best. Here is A Look at The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Windows Tablet.
The tablet is very thin and light, making for very easy transportation.
Compared to the previous generation of Surface Pros, this tablet is lighter, weighing in at 2.5 pounds with its accessories, thinner, coming in at 9.1mm, and it offers a bigger screen and a much better display.
The screen has a diagonal of 12.3 inches, and it offers a resolution of 2,736 x 1,824.
The speakers are also different from the tablet’s previous iteration, now being situated at the front of the screen, and offering double the volume.
The tablet’s kickstand has also suffered the best kind of modifications, offering a higher range of adjustability (22 -150 degrees).
Similar to the previous models, the tablet also offers an audio jack, a microSD card slot, a Mini DisplayPort for video, and an USB 3.0 port.
Offering a very wide range of customization, the tablet offers its potential buyers the possibility to choose between a variety of options. Its Intel Core m3 processor will come as either i5 or i7.
You can choose between three options in the case of the RAM, with 4GB, 8GB and even 16GB being available.
You can opt to upgrade the tablet’s 128GB Solid State Drive to as much as 1TB.
Moving on from the specs, the tablet’s two cameras are pretty good, the front one offering a 5MP quality, and the rear one being able to film at 1080p, and having an 8 MP quality.
The biggest drawback except for the price (of which I’ll talk in a bit) is its extremely short battery life. It doesn’t even last ten hours, and it even drains while the tablet is in sleep mode.
The 4567mAh non-removable battery lasts for a maximum of 7 hours is used lightly, whereas a gaming session will drain the thing in less than 3 hours.
Now, let’s talk accessories.
First of all, the pen has greatly improved since the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, offering 1,024 pressure levels, increased accuracy and greatly reduced latency. It can be attached to the side of the tablet via a strong magnet, and even has a number of mapable keys. Another downside is that the pen’s battery doesn’t last longer than a year, and you have to buy a different pen when it runs out.
This brings us to the Type Cover, which is the best keyboard the Windows tablets have seen so far. The sensibility is great, and sure, it does lag occasionally, but it’s greatly improved compared to previous models.
The new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is overall a very good product, and if you don’t mind the very short battery life and the quite steep price starting at $899, I totally recommend it.
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