Microsoft has announced the most powerful 2 in 1 in their surface pro series-The Surface Pro 4. The Pro 4 packs in all new Intel Skylake processor in a thinner, yet most powerful form factor. Surface pro 4 is surely a major upgrade over the Surface Pro 3.
The all-new Surface Pro 4 tablet is an interesting device that should stand as an answer to Apple’s iPad Pro and Google’s Pixel C tablet that have adopted the same design factor of the Surface. Surface Pro 4 sports a 12.3-inches display with 5-million pixels(2160×1440 pixels) which accounts to a pixel density of 267 PPI(pixels per inch). The screen is protected with 0.4mm Gorilla Glass and has a very thin 1.1m backlight unit. The device is built out of aluminum alloy and it looks sleek. The display is a new technology from Microsoft called PixelGlass that has 1024 different pressure sensitivity levels, the new Surface Pen can be utilised for that and it will attach to the tablet magnetically.
Powered by All new Intel Skylake chipsets with integrated iris Pro graphics which will enhance the graphical performance by 50% says the company. Microsoft claims that the Surface pro 4 is 50% faster than the Macbook Air and 30% quicker than Surface Pro 3. Models up to 16GB Ram and 1TB HDD are going to available. Surface Pro 4 will last up to 9 hours on a single charge. Surface Pro 4 comes with a thinner at 8.4mm portfolio which is thinner than the Surface Pro 3. There is an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera with Windows Hello face-detection.
In case you are using Surface Pro 3 and worried about the accessories while upgrading to Pro 4, here’s a good news, Microsoft has mentioned that all the Pro 3 accessories will work with the new Pro 4 tablet. The new type cover for surface pro 4 is also lighter and thinner features a large trackpad and the keyboard keys are now wider with some gap between keys making it easier to type and features a fingerprint reader which is simply amazing. The type cover will be available in 5 different colors. The docking station that comes with 4 USB 3.0 ports, 2 Display Ports (Upto 4k) and an ethernet port will be available along with Surface pro 4.
Price and availability: The Surface Pro 4 is priced at $899, pre-orders have already started and shipping will start from October 30th.