Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is way better than Surface Pro 3
There is no denying the fact that Microsoftâ€™s Surface Pro was the most awaited product from the Redmond based tech giant. And now when the tablet is finally available in the market almost everyone is talking about it.
The tablet is also being compared vs a machine that is actually selling like hot cake since its arrival in the market.
There is no denying the fact that Surface Pro 4 vs. MacBook Air comparison is natural as both the machines come from the market leaders and will be fighting to catch the attention of individual consumers before of course enterprises.
Within days after its launch market analysts are unanimous that the tablet is destined to be a roaring market success. They are also unanimous that it is going to pose a tough challenge viz a viz Appleâ€™s MacBook Air.
Ina review Arstechnica says, â€œThe first refinement is the slightly larger, slightly higher-resolution screen. It retains the Surface Pro 3’s 3:2 aspect ratio but bumps it up to 12.3 inches with a 2736Ã—1824 resolution. The port layout and wireless capabilities are identicalâ€”you still get one full-size USB 3.0 port, an SD card slot, a Mini DisplayPort, and the port for the Type Cover, as well as Bluetooth 4.0 and 866Mbps 802.11acâ€¦The new Type Cover’s keyboard is an improvement over the old oneâ€”there’s space between the keys now, and the key travel is firmer and more like a standard chiclet keyboard than the slightly larger, wobblier keys in the Surface Pro 3 Type Cover. The layout is the same, it just feels even more like a “regular” keyboard than it did before. The larger multitouch trackpad is also a subtle but welcome improvement given Windows 10’sâ€. Others too are full of praise.
There is no denying the fact that both the products seem to be almost similarly priced, though the Tab from Microsoftâ€™s along with Windows 10 OS price starts at $899. On the other hand Appleâ€™s MacBook Air laptop price begins at $999.
Microsoft has been claiming on top of its voice that its baby is 50 percent faster, their designs are similar, as both feature a metal body, but Microsoft used a magnesium alloy, while Apple has accustomed its fans with its products made of aluminum.
There is no denying the fact that both the products seem impressive. Surface Pro 4 comes with 12.3-inch display which supports a resolution of 2736Ã—1824 pixels, which results in a pixel density of 267ppi, and for protection against scratches, it uses a layer of 0.4mm of Gorilla Glass. One improvement is the fact that Microsoft has developed a special Touch Chipset and the tablet has also a stylus and it can be connected to a physical keyboard.
On the other hand Appleâ€™s MacBook Air has a larger 13.3-inch typical screen (non-touch) which supports a resolution of 1440Ã—900 pixels with 128ppi. Here Surface pro beats it easily and completely. It is very heavy at 1.35 Kg (for being a laptop). The tablet has a full-size keyboard and a large trackpad which supports multi-Touch gestures (pinching, swiping and rotating) and it has another interesting feature which reduces toxic chemicals such as lead.
It must be admitted here that Surface Pro 4 beats MacBook Air comprehensively. Surface Pro 4 actually comes loaded with 6th Gen Intel Core M3, i5, or i7 (Skylake) processors which are paired with Intel HD graphics 515, 520 or 540, and 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of RAM. There are four variants of internal memories (SSD), and their capacities are128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB. On the other hand the MacBook Air is powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (whose speed can be increased up to 2.7GHz), and itâ€™s configurable to 2.2GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (which can run up to 3.2GHz). The processor is paired with an Intel HD Graphics 6000 processor and it supports 4GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3. The storage options are 128GB or 256GB PCIe-based SSD and thereâ€™s an optional 512GB upgrade.