Microsoft Corporation ‘s fourth-generation Surface Pro 4 may at first glance look a lot like last year’s model, but there are quite a few substantial differences. The Surface Pro 4 is built with 6th-generation Intel multi-core processors, with better cameras and a much more user-friendly keyboard.
The new version has a larger screen, a longer battery life, and the touch sensitivity is much improved. In short, the Surface Pro 4 is a sleek and super-fast device that’s a great tablet/laptop buy for this holiday season.
London-based tech analyst Jay McGregor, writing for the Forbes, provides 5 excellent reasons why you should consider adding the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 into your holiday shopping cart.
Surface Pro 4 has Hit it Big with Versatility
Microsoft Corporation and Apple have both targeted the tablet/laptop hybrid space with their respective Surface Pro 4 and the iPad Pro. McGregor thinks Microsoft has an edge over the Apple device. He writes, “Breaking off the display from the magnetically-attached keyboard is a flawless process.” This helps quickly transform the Surface Pro 4 from a typical typing tool to a touch-based tablet.
Windows 10 is Tailor-made for the Surface Pro 4
Microsoft Corporation Windows 10 is a perfect fit for Surface Pro 4’s versatility. The OS seamlessly supports both the laptop and tablet modes. You can easily switch in and out of either mode by the simple tapping of an icon. The previous Surface editions were lacking in the fact that the OS and hardware weren’t working in perfect harmony. Windows 10 has more than overcome that handicap
The Pen is Mightier than the Pencil
The Surface Pen has redefined the world of stylus makers. The Pen’s biggest ‘draw’ is the ease with which it can navigate around Windows 10. Annotating web pages and shortcuts via clicking the Pen’s buttons are smart ideas. On top of that, the latest Surface Pen is more sensitive than ever before. It manages to register up to 1024 levels of pressure – four times as much as the last Pen.
Surface Pro 4 is a Work Horse
In simple performance terms, the Surface Pro 4 is a work horse. Obviously a lot will depend on the version you choose. But surprisingly, even the cheapest model is loaded with impressive specs. McGregor reviewed the 6th generation Intel Core i5 with 8 GB RAM, and found it to be lightning fast. Memory intensive programs like Photoshop and Premiere Pro went on without a hiccup.
The Surface Pro 4 saw Microsoft Corporation upgrade the resolution from 2160×1440 to 2736 x 1824, with 267 pixels per inch. That’s much better than the Apple iPad Pro at 264 ppi, and even the MacBook Air with 128ppi. The Surface Pro 4 is also brighter than the last model and has superior color accuracy, making it ideal for movie viewing.