Ever since Microsoft began the Microsoft Surface product, each improvement has been gaining more and more attention from the people. The latest is in line is the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Generally, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a significant variation from its predecessor, the Microsoft surface Pro 3. In this discussion, we shall examine the differences that have been introduce to the last tablet. We shall also evaluate its value at the end and find out what it is worth at the best price. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is not just a tablet. It is a hybrid that combines the sturdiness of a laptop with the size and weight of a tablet.
Display and Design
The Microsoft Surface pro 4 looks quite similar to its predecessor, the surface pro 3. However, on a closer look, you easily realise that it is a lot slimmer and the screen size is bigger. The display size of the surface Pro 4 is 12.3 inches large, up from 12 inches of surface pro 3. Microsoft was able to do this increment without changing the general body size of the device. However, the Microsoft Surface Pro is a lot slimmer, having the width of 8.4mm, down from pro 3’s 9.1 mm. According to Microsoft, it is the thinnest device they can make it to be without the compromising on the availability of a USB 3 port.
On the part of design, Microsoft pro 4 uses the same all-magnesium case. The logo has been changed to the new Microsoft logo in chrome. Additionally, the keyboard cover that is the basic tool that turns the device into a laptop is still sold separately. This is the downside of the device design as it only increases the price. Use of the Microsoft Surface pro 4 without the keyboard simply leaves it to be a very heavy tablet, which is inconvenient. However, the detachable keyboard is exquisite in allowing the users to use it as a tablet or laptop, for convenience. Essentially, the design does not matter much. However, the increment in screen size and making of the device to be slimmer is a great improvement for the type of device they are making.
The Microsoft surface pro 4 was made slimmer by bringing the sensor elements closer to the screen which increases the sensitivity to 1024 pressure levels. Simply put, the touch screen is quite responsive even with the use of the new surface pen. Additionally, Microsoft increased the ppi (Pixels per inch) density of the device to 267 ppi (pixels per inch). This beats all its competition, including the MacBook Air and iPad Pro. This is a great improvement from the Microsoft surface pro 3 whose 216 ppi worked just fine.
The colour calibration is also more defined in Microsoft Surface pro 4 as well. This is a great improvement coming from Microsoft. This calibration changes the display making it more suitable for design works and also watching movies. Generally, in terms of display, the Microsoft Surface pro 4 has improved greatly.
The surface pen design has also been changed. With the improved calibration, the surface pen in Microsoft pro 4 is four times more responsive than its predecessor’s pen. It has a reduced latency time which is an improvement, although it still has some slight delays. The surface pen is also fitted with an eraser which has several amazing functions that work seamlessly. The new keyboard is sturdier, bringing it even closer to resemble a laptop. The keys are well spaced and is much more comfortable to type on than other add-on keyboards for tablets.
The Microsoft Surface pro uses the fast Intel Core processor up to i7. This is quite impressive as it can guarantee the user of fast operations with low chances of hanging. Moreover, the Microsoft surface pro 4 runs on Windows 10 operating system. The Windows 10 OS allows one to use the same programs that they can run on the laptop on the surface pro 4. Although the Microsoft store does not offer much variety in applications, the available ones such as Microsoft Office Suite. Depending on the preferred use of the surface pro, you may find this to work for you or it may lack the apps that will help you. On the matter of its battery life, it has not changed much, with a charge life of about 9 hours. This is more similar to the battery life of a tablet, unlike a laptop which may go for over 24 hours.
The surface pro 4 has clear cameras, with 8 MP at the rear and 5 MP at the front. Microsoft released updates that enabled improved Bluetooth connectivity to the device. The use of Wi-Fi is also quite efficient in the device. The pricing of the Microsoft Surface pro 4 is dependent on the processor configuration. The cheapest that goes for $849 features an Intel Core m3 processor, 4GB RAM and 128 GB while the one with Intl Core i7 goes for $1749.
With the numerous improvements that Microsoft made to the Surface pro 3, the Microsoft surface pro 4 was an instant hit. On release the Microsoft surface pro 4 was an instant success, surpassing iPad pro’s sales in the UK. Additionally, with the advancements made in the device, it is evident that Microsoft are ahead in being the company with the best hybrid tablet/laptop, something the competitors are yet to achieve. I hope you enjoy this short article! Comments and suggestions always much appreciative.