Microsoft Surface Pro 4 specs, price: Pro 3’s new version a great improvement
Finally the Redmond based tech giant has launched the fourth version of its much admired and appreciated Surface Pro. The 6th July event not just showcased the Surface Pro 4, but also several exciting products including the companyâ€™s first ever laptop that reports suggest has already been sold out from Microsoftâ€™s online store.
Microsoft seems to have become a fast learner and this is the reason that the company has been able to learn from its past mistakes and bring out products that seem to be better than its competitorsâ€™ wares.
Surface Pro 4 comes following the massive success of Surface Pro 3. The last iteration of the tablet was itself an exceptional tablet and going by reviewersâ€™ opinions, the latest tab is far better than the previous version.
Surface Pro 3 vs Surface Pro 4 comparison shows that the new iteration seems to be much better and advanced than the previous version. When it comes to display, Surface Pro 3 comes with 12-inch, 3:2 aspect ratio and 2160 x 1440 native resolution while Surface Pro 4 comes with 12.3-inch, 3:2 aspect ratio and 2736 x 1824 native resolution.
There is no denying the fact that Surface Pro 4 despite looking a smaller device comes with a bigger screen. There are many experts who are suggest that the Redmond based tech giant has actually improved when it comes to brightness, contrast and touchscreen response.
One thing that is being praised by almost all the people is the fact that Surface Pro 4â€™s new Surface Pen is much more improved and accurate than the previous version. Reports suggest that the Surface Pen in the new iteration has 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity and a new â€˜eraserâ€™ top. It is bundled with the Surface Pro 4 and costs $59.99 to any existing Surface owners who want to grab it separately. For the latest tablet owners the new Surface Pen is going to be extremely helpful feature.
The company has also improved in many other aspects. The Redmond company has come out with better and improved Type Cover with wider key spacing, a 40% larger glass trackpad and key backlighting. But the Type Cover will put you back by as much as $129 and another better version with fingerprint sensor by as much as $159.
When it comes to innards, the new tab seem to be better endowed than many top of the line laptops. The new tab comes with up to 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. This is not the only thing. The new tablet comes with Intelâ€™s Skylake processors are and even the least expensive model comes with M3 CPU, scaling to i5 and i7 with 515, 520 and Iris GPUs. Many analysts believe in Microsoft claim that the latest iteration of its Surface laptop is actually twice as powerful as a MacBook Air.
When it comes to battery life, both the last version and the newest versions remain same with no change at all. Microsoft is claiming that it will give 9 hours battery backup. But it depends the way you use it.
An important difference between the two machines is operating system. The latest Surface Pro 4 is coming with Windows 10 Pro. The previous version came with either Windows 8 Home or Professional. Meanwhile when it comes to connectivity options Surface Pro 4 comes with 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE), full size USB 3.0 port, Mini DisplayPort and microSD card reader.
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