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  • 6th Gen Intel Core m3, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM
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Overview

The tablet that can replace your laptop

Performance and versatility for professionals, creatives, and more.

The versatility of a laptop and tablet

The versatility of a laptop and tablet

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 laptop to tablet with the multi-position Kickstand and keyboard. And jot down notes and ideas with Surface Pen and improved Type Cover. When you need to connect to other devices and accessories, Surface Pro 4 has advanced wireless capabilities and all the ports you need.

Exceptional performance

Exceptional performance

The 6th Gen Intel Core m3, i5, and i7 processors inside Surface Pro 4 are not only more powerful, they’re quieter, run cooler, and are more efficient than before. It's that kind of performance—plus impressive battery life of up to 9 hours1—that makes Surface Pro 4 your mobile workstation for running multiple professional programs simultaneously. And with the 5MP front-facing and 8MP autofocus rear-facing cameras, you can video conference with your colleagues from around the world with confidence.

Runs Windows & Office perfectly

Runs Windows & Office perfectly

Whether you're using touch, a Surface Pen, mouse, or keyboard, Surface Pro 4 runs Windows 10 Pro flawlessly. Create, edit, and share documents in Microsoft Office. Also, Surface Pro 4 runs all of the professional-grade software you need, including Adobe Creative Cloud, Citrix, AutoCAD, or Visual Studio.

Microsoft advanced technology

Microsoft advanced technology

Writing with Surface Pen feels as fluid and precise as a ballpoint pen on paper. Use the Surface Pen to open a OneNote or to activate Cortana, your truly personal digital assistant. She offers time, people, and location-based reminders, and even books dinner reservations. Surface Pro 4 also packs the latest facial recognition camera technology. With Windows Hello, Surface Pro 4 knows you’re you, and will sign you in with no password required.

Business ready

Business ready

Surface Pro 4 can handle any task, while seamlessly pairing with your existing IT infrastructure. Built with a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip for security, your device is protected by enterprise level encryption. You can also use BitLocker, new Enterprise Data Protection, Trusted Boot, and Windows Defender for malware protection and data privacy. IT can set up Surface like other PCs, by joining it to a domain and managing it using tools already in place like Active Directory, SCCM, and Air Watch.

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Surface Pro 4

Surface Pro 4

Starting at $899

The perfect balance of size and power for working on the go.

  • Run desktop software just like a laptop
  • Stream music and movies
  • Write and draw directly on your screen
  • Organize and enhance photos
  • Make music with professional grade apps
  • 3D modeling with Auto Cad (i7 models only)

12.3" 1.69 lbs (766g)
PixelSense display
Resolution: 2736 x 1824

Windows 10 Pro

Office 365 30-day trial

Up to 9 hours1

  • Full-size USB 3.0
  • microSD card reader
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Headset jack
  • Cover port
  • Surface Connect
Surface Book

Surface Book

Starting at $1499

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The most powerful Surface laptop to handle any task.

Experience all the activities on a Surface Pro 4 and Surface 3 plus:
  • Shoot video and edit in Premiere Pro with amazing fluidity and smoothness
  • With a discreet GPU, run professional-grade software—Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD, or Visual Studio—without compromise

13.5" 3.34 lbs (1516g)
PixelSense display
Resolution: 3000 x 2000

Windows 10 Pro

Office 365 30-day trial

Up to 12 hours4

  • Two full-size USB 3.0
  • Ultra-High Speed Full-size SD card reader
  • Headset jack
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Surface Connect
Surface 3

Surface 3

Starting at $499

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The smallest and most compact member of the Surface family.

  • Run desktop software just like a laptop
  • Stream music and movies
  • Write and draw directly on your screen

10.8" 1.37 lbs (621g)
Full HD display
Resolution: 1920 x 1280

Windows 10

Includes 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal2

Up to 10 hours5

  • Full-size USB 3.0
  • microSD card reader
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Headset jack
  • Micro USB charging port

Tech specs

Software

Windows 10 Pro • Office 30-day trial

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium • Color: Silver • Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Dimensions

11.50 x 7.93 x .33 in (292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45 mm)

Weight

i5/i7: 1.73 lbs (786g)
m3: 1.69 lbs (766g)

Storage3

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Display

Screen: 12.3" PixelSense display • Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI) • Aspect Ratio: 3:2 • Touch: 10 point multi-touch

Battery Life

Up to 9 hours of video playback1

Processor

6th Gen Intel Core m3, i5, or i7

Graphics

m3 Intel HD graphics 515 • i5 Intel HD graphics 520 • i7 Intel Iris graphics

Security

TPM chip for enterprise security

Memory

4GB, 8GB, or 16GB RAM

Wireless

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Ports

Full-size USB 3.0
microSD Card reader
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
Cover port
Surface Connect

Cameras, video and audio

5.0 megapixel front-facing HD camera
8.0 megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video recording
Stereo microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Sensors

Ambient light sensor • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • Magnetometer

What's in the Box

Surface Pro 4
Surface Pen
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

Warranty

1-year limited

FAQ

What operating system does Surface Pro 4 run?

A: Surface Pro 4 runs full Windows 10 Pro. This means you can run your favorite programs, apps, and browsers.

Can I run multiple programs at the same time?

A: The Surface Pro 4 lets you multitask like a pro. Run Windows apps and as many desktop programs as you need simultaneously – they will even snap into place on your screen so you can use them all at once.

Does the Surface Pen that works with Surface Pro 4 work with other Surface devices?

A: Yes. With Palm Block technology and 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity, Surface Pen gives you a surprisingly natural way to mark-up documents and take notes in your own handwriting.

How does the Surface Pro 4 differ from the Surface Pro 3?

A: Surface Pro 4 features a larger PixelSense display and the latest Intel 6th generation Intel processors for increased power and performance, while being thinner and lighter than the Surface Pro 3.



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Rated 5 out of5 by fromIncredible DeviceI have had the Surface Pro 4 for 5 month now. It's the i7, 16gb, 512gb SSD model because I wanted to start using one device for home, travel and work. As a programmer that has not been possible for me before. Eitehr the laptop is not portable enough for me to bother with, or to weak to not run what I need. Also I want to have a portabel work station for music production.Surface was always something I had in mind because it seems it could solve these problem given some time. Therefore I waited until Surface Pro 4 to actually invest.Really there is no other device for me now. This one somehow manages them all. I can be creative on the fly and still work as a software developer using one device. But it's actually not just that, the device itself is just so fantastic. The quality and design of it is still exciting. Because the form factor actually do change everything. Never before have I been able to just pull of the keyboard, lay the computer on the note stand of my digital piano, plugin the USB and start recording using high quality samples. It's just amazing.The release was plagued with issues but now after a couple of updates I have only minor things left. The fans seems to be near perfect after April update (before they turned on early and never got quiet) but still can be a bit high when using the i7 on work. But using Power plans to lower the i7 turbo boost pretty much solves the problem and keep it as fast.Battery is the weakest point for the device. Hard to cram out ~5 hours of work on a full charge. Using a low performance power plan combined with lower brightness is a recommendation.Otherwise this is the device I have been looking for. Actually it's nice to see all the reactions from other people as well. Usually Windows computers don't get much attention but this one certainly does. Even OSX developers get really impressed just wishing OSX was installed on it. When unpacking there were 5 people ready to ridicule it but instead stared in awe at the screen, pen and realization of the actual performance that small device could acheive.It's not for everyone, but for the ones that actually search for portability and will do creative work this is most likely the best out there.
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 4 out of5 by fromBattery life is worst (only 3.5 hrs)I bought icore 7 model ,sad about the battery life it works not more than three and half hours on browsing and on office word. Microsoft have to find a way to maintain the advertised 9 hours!!!!! I am recommending this powerful machnie with reservation on its very short battery life.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of5 by fromFantastic all-in-one device!!I have had my Surface Pro 4 for about 1 month now, and couldn't be happier. I purchased the 256GB/ Intel Core i7 - 16GB RAM model to replace my Dell workstation at work. I was a little weary of buying the Surface Pro 4 to replace my workstation because I was running 4 monitors with my Dell using a special video card. With the purchase of the Microsoft Surface Dock and a couple of display adapter, it runs my four monitor setup beautifully!! When I have to attend meetings or conferences, I just unplug the dock, attach the Surface Type Cover, and I'm good to go!Honestly, the Surface Pro 4 is my workstation, tablet, and laptop all in one awesome package. Microsoft did a unbelievable job with this product. I know when this product first came out (and a few months thereafter) there were some issues, but with the latest firmware updates they seemed to have resolved the majority of these issues.If you are looking for a new workstation/tablet/laptop, you will not be disappointed!!
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of5 by fromVery well done Microsoft - coming from a MacbookSo there really isn't anything else to say except very well done MS. Credit to Panos and the whole team on a job well done.I am used to mostly Apple products after being one of the first on the block to get an Ipod way back in the early 2000's. Ever since then, it was another Ipod, then the first Iphone (now on Iphone 6). I was also given an Ipad for one of my jobs have always had one and am now on the Ipad Air 2. This is still a very good tablet as evidenced by Apples 18 month timeframe between that and their new Ipad Pro that just came out.Also around 2009, I decided to upgrade my old HP Desktop to a nice new MacBook Pro. Boy did I think that was everything at the time - 160 gb HD (no SSD or Flashdrive at the time), 4 gb ram and a cool 3.5 hour battery life. Still with the DVD Rom drive and the excellent trackpad, it is a workhorse. I've upgraded the RAM, replaced the battery, and put in a 500 GB SSD. It's really kept pace quite amazingly. But it's started to slow down and with the incredible weight and non-retina screen, it's seen better days.I say all of this so you know the context I'm coming from. Truth be told, I'd probably be doing a review on the new 12" Macbook right now if it weren't for the lack of a real processor, lack of ports and the lack of a touchscreen. Also, I think that Windows 10 is a very good operating system.I've only been with my SP4 for 2 weeks but already I can tell that this a gamechanger and from here on out, unless Apple comes up with some magic soon, I see MS as the new leader. Here's a summary again coming from owning an Ipad air 2 and a 2009 MBP.Screen: Every bit as good and I think a little sharper then the Ipad. Of course it crushes the MBP that was pre-retina screen. I know there is talk about a 4K screen in the SP5, but really in this size, there is not the need for it. I don't know if the difference would be as great going to a 4K screen as this screen is coming from a 1080 HD screen. I have two ASUS 23" monitors that this can drive no problem but you really see the quality of the screen when comparing to the 1080 monitors. It's remarkable. This is, far and away, the best screen in my house right now. 10/10.Weight: Truth be told, I was worried about this. But coming from the MBP and I also use a Dell Latitude 5440, this SP4 is nearly as light as my Ipad. I have a Belkin keyboard case for my Ipad so it adds a bit of weight to it but I was not able to find a keyboard case with the functionality of the Belkin for the Ipad so that is how I'm used to carrying my Ipad. But to put this in a bag is simply a joy!! This with the Ipad is nothing. It's quite remarkable. Could it be lighter - yes. Could you be thinner - well yes. Could you be richer, well yes. I think this can be lighter and it would be remarkable to see if they could get this to a pound in like 4-5 years while still retaining the same (or better) battery life and power. But for it's size - very impressive. 9/10.Keyboard: I see why MS sells this separate. It is really that good. I would say the best keyboard cover in the business. We will see how it holds up but it is a joy to type on this. Every bit as good as the MBP and a little crisper (probably because it's new). You can tell that the keyboard is quality - take a gander at your nearest Best Buy or MS store, it's really good. 10/10.Trackpad: I would say that the trackpad feel is as good as my MBP. Not sure about the new ones as I don't have one to compare. But trackpads are tough to get right on feel and I think MS has pretty much nailed it. Dell, Lenovo and Samsung still have a ways to go and that is a shame. It's really a nice size and can be used with tap which is great as well.Trackpad Gestures: Ok so this is an area where MS needs to work. Apple still has the best, most intuitive gestures in the business. 2 finger back swipe for going back in a webpage still can't be done (to my knowledge) on the SP4. This is a HUGE feature to miss but I'm guessing could be fixed with a simple software upgrade. Also, it just seems like I have to do one more thing to get what I want done. Example, when you want to drag a window somewhere else, you always have to click when you put the window where you want it. With Apple, I just let go and the windows stays. Again are any of these things deal breakers, no but just some small things that MS needs to get right. Make the gestures more intuitive. 7/10.Pen: Wow this thing is very good. Again the best I've worked with so far. Although I haven't tried Apple's new pencil. Love the storage spot. Love the ability to bring up OneNote quickly - really handy for a quick note if someone calls and you don't have a notepad. I've tried the drawing app and it is pretty amazing. I also like the PDF app they have on here. I've used it a couple of times to markup a few PDF's and even completed a RMA form on here that I was only able to write on and not type on. Very well done. I've only used the standard tip so I can't comment on the other tips but I'm willing to try them. 9/10.Apps: Yeah this was a concern and really still is a little. I use this as my main computer so there are programs that I've been using on either my MBP or mostly my Ipad that are not on Windows and that is really a bummer. But those are few and the most used ones are there - Evernote, Todoist, Spotify, Box, Kindle. I was bummed because my password manager - 1Password, which I've used for the better part of 7 years, does not have a good Windows 10 interface and the one they do have is still in Beta. So I may have to switch to either Dashland or Lastpass but that's not a huge deal. I think, with time, there will be more apps coming. Remember you have all the MS apps here that work very well in both tablet and laptop mode. 8/10.Battery: Really can't comment on this yet as I've only used it plugged in most days. I did tweak the processor to 99% and that, I think, has added another hour. Currently I've been typing this entire post on the SP4 without being plugged in (so 20 minutes or so) and I'm at 91% or 9 hour and 16 minutes. I only have Firefox and Todist open right now. Display is set to "Darker" so one off of the lowest setting and I've not heard the fan run. My wifi and windows hello are both on right now. In my opinion if I get anything over 9 hours with these settings, I'd be elated. Again, I'm coming from a MBP with about a 3.5 hour battery life on a very bad screen so this is really good for my. I realize that those with MBA that run 12 or more hours, 9 might not be good enough, but we'll see if I even get half of that. I have noticed that battery meter jumps quite a bit. So checking it just now and it registered 7 hours and 48 minutes. It only took me about 3 minutes to type those last couple of lines so why did jump that much - don't know.Things to improve on for the SP5:1. Battery life - No question you can never have enough power or enough battery so anything they can do with software or hardware, please do. Again, I would put battery life far ahead of screen resolution. There is no way that this will lose to a 4K competitor if the battery life is significantly longer with this screen. I doubt most people could tell the difference in resolution and without a ton of 4K content yet available, it almost feels a generation too soon.2. USB C - No question this is the next port that will be on every computer going forward. I have the MS dock as well and it works very good so I don't know if there is a huge case to be made for USB-C given that MS has moved the docking station down to the single cable (that is magnetized for all you Apple fans), unlike the USBC port on the new Macbook.3. Weight - Again pulling out weight while putting in a larger battery seems like it would be tough to do, so I would err on the side of keeping the weight the same and adding more battery.4. Trackpad Gestures: Seems like a simple software fix so I would think MS would take the plunge here soon.Finally, my advice to MS would be to really sweat the details on the SP5 and make it polished. I think MS has come a VERY long way since the first SP's. Just look at their evolution of their keyboard covers - remember the first touch cover? MS has been steadily polishing the SP line to the point where it is today and it's about a 9/10 right now.I never thought I'd own another MS product, especially after living through my father-in-law struggle with Vista and then switching to an Imac. But MS has really come a long, long way and Apple is really struggling right now. Instead of forcing you into the user interface by device type, like Apple does, MS lets you interface with the SP4 in the most ways possible on any device (Touchscreen, Pen, and Keyboard and trackpad or mouse). That is smart because that will give the most users the most appeal. MS has created an aspiration device that most users would be proud to own and will be the new talk of most coffee shops over the constant Apple MBP and MBA - who would've guessed that a few years ago.If you are looking for ONE device that can be both a very good laptop and a very good tablet, this is it. I can't wait to see what the Surface Phone will look like.
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 5 out of5 by fromWow Factor of the Original iPad, + Productivity!I got my i5/8GB/256 SP4 a few weeks ago. I'll parrot what many, many others have said: great hardware, and I have no regrets dropping the cash on it, but still some maturing to do software/firmware-wise. Here’s my experience thus far with the SP4:Screen: gorgeous... simply gorgeous. The color richness rivals that of my 4k TV, and it gets so bright that, at night, it actually hurts my eyes. I haven't figured out how to increase/decrease brightness in smaller increments than about 20% yet, though... I'm sure that's my fault, but all I can figure out is how to make it go from “darkest/darker/suggested/brighter/brightest” in the Action Center flyout.Pen: great interaction thus far. Magnetic hold (on the non-ports side) is great, lag seems minimal, palm blocking works better than expected (save for writing on the extreme edges of the screen, which often enables the app switching). My first one had a non-clicking button, though, and had to be exchanged in-store (Thailand).Keyboard: also far better than I expected. Great back lighting, non-"clacky" keys, and the touchpad is infinitely better than I expected... I was surprised to find that it is on-par with Macs. The adjustable backlighting is a nice touch too.Camera: in bright light, it captures some decent images, although not as detailed or focused as those I’ve seen using other tablets. However, in less-than-bright light, the focus is absolutely terrible; I’m hoping this is a firmware/software issue, but my back camera cannot hold focus (or even find it) about 85% of the time in either video or camera mode. Side-by-side with a 1st generation iPad Air in an auditorium, the iPad held focus about 95% of the time during a video, but the SP4 couldn’t even find focus long enough to start recording. Touch-to-focus makes it try even harder to find focus, going from minimum to maximum focus repeatedly, achieving nothing. Honestly, though, would you buy a huge tablet to shoot video anyway? Not likely. The front camera seems to fare better; it works great for video calls and… well, whatever else it is you’re supposed to do with a decent front camera.Windows Hello: keep in mind this has nothing to do with the camera (it uses what I presume is an infrared light next to the camera; it’s red, and you can see it). It works remarkably well; sometimes, TOO well, as I don’t get a chance to even see my [pretty Windows Spotlight] lock screen before it unlocks itself! I would say that 95% of the time, it works without a hitch; the only things that seem to throw it off are extremely bright backlighting (such as a window behind you sitting at a desk) or showing it off to multiple friends for several seconds, then going back to your face; in those cases, it will often fail to recognize me after so much movement and I’ll have to hit the power button, wait a second, then hit it again for it to work correctly. Overall, though, it’s a far more awesome feature than problematic one.Speakers: quite impressive; far louder than I expected. You won’t want to listen to a full-on symphony with these, but if you’re in a relatively large room, these have enough power to be heard fairly easily. The Dolby feature in the speaker settings should definitely be used; it makes a vast improvement in both volume and quality.Lapability... whoever coined that term. It's fine for me; sure, the kickstand thinness can hurt your legs a bit if you aren't wearing jeans after awhile, but it's better than my far lower spec Asus Transformer hybrid; the weight distribution is far better. I think that if you're coming from a tablet/hybrid machine to the Surface, you'll be surprised at how good it is in your lap. If you're coming from a traditional laptop, it'll take some getting used to.Kickstand: great versatility... I love being able to have it slightly propped-up with the hinge all the way opened. It's a bit tricky to open, especially with the smaller screen bezels [which is great otherwise], and I'm a bit nervous that I'm going to drop it every time. It'll take some getting used to.Wifi: I’ve heard horror stories about the Surface line and its wifi/Bluetooth, but I haven’t experienced any issues whatsoever; both work as expected, which is especially impressive for the pen as I haven’t always had the best of luck with previous PC Bluetooth cards.Battery: honestly, a disappointment. I have yet to reach the quoted 9ish hours Microsoft claims; my real-world usage consisting of several active internet tabs, screen at “suggested” brightness or a step higher, and music playing gets me maybe 4-5 hours. I have a suspicion that Google Chrome and Google Docs are a big part of that drain; they’re CPU and WiFi hungry, but until Edge browser can iron out all of its bugs, I’m stuck with it. Here's to hoping Microsoft adjusts the firmware a bit to eek out a bit more time ASAP, especially regarding the sleep issue I’ve heard all about; currently, if I leave it on sleep overnight, it will drain 10-20%. Shutting it down obviously fixes this. The relatively small power brick with built-in USB is great, although I'm surprised it doesn't come with an attached rubber/Velcro cord binder.Overall, I'm glad I didn't go for the Surface Book (about the same price for the entry model); this form factor and weight hits the spot for me. I'm not a dedicated Microsoft fan, but even with its current software bugs, the SP4 is... well, great. There just isn't anything like it on the market at the moment; it's in a category of its own. For me and people I meet, it has the “wow” factor that the first iPad had.I don't think it's fair to fault the Surface itself for the software bugs (that should be eliminated... eventually), so I'd give the SP4 5/5.
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 3 out of5 by fromSURFACE PRO 4 USER REVIEWAs a business user, I purchased this unit about a month ago. For the most part, this is extremely good, except the battery life. The battery life is much less than specified. I am lucky to get 3 hours usage before I need to recharge. Not good when you are flying and have no way to plug-in the charger.
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 5 out of5 by fromA beast of a machine!I bought the surface pro 4 with the I7 processor and 16 gig ram with 256 storage online at the Microsoft store for my wife. This machine is an animal. Fast, powerful and unrelenting in its hunger to handle everything we could throw at it. The keyboard (not included) is wonderful. Spend the extra $$ and get one. The backlighting feature is great. The pen (included) is worth the price of admission itself. All in a light weight, easily portable device. Once you have surface, you will never go back. I highly recommend this device.
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 4 out of5 by fromCan be titled as "Powerful Tablet"Bought the i7 8g ram version about a month ago and all in all the product itself is pretty good. I love the pen function and it is definitely a must for students who like taking notes electronically. However, performance-wise, it is not as superb as I thought it may have been. The device gets hot pretty quickly on load and I had a hard time holding the device due to the high temperature. Also, the power-throttling is a pain in the butt - always gets in the way when I am doing work on the tablet. also, the battery life isn't all that impressive.However, considering this is indeed a tablet, its performance is above average and the functionality is great. It gets buggy here and there but hey, they are mostly fixed by microsoft. Overall, I'll give an 7/10.
Date published: 2016-05-21
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