Microsoft has unveiled details of the Surface
Pro 4, a lightweight and thin tablet which Microsoft believes can
replace your laptop.
At only 8.4 mm thin, the Surface Pro 4
features a 12.3-inch PixelSense Display and 3:2 aspect ratio, 267
ppi and 1300:1 contrast ratio, supports 100% sRGB color, and has 5
The choice of processers includes 6th
Generation Intel Core m, Core i5, or Core i7 processors, while
graphics will be powered with either Intel HD graphics 515 (Intel
Core m3), Intel HD graphics 520 (Intel Core i5) or Intel Iris
graphics 540 (Intel Core i7).
RAM will be 4 GB, 8 GB or 16 GB RAM and the all
important storage options will be SSD PCIe 3.0 with either 128 GB,
256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB.
Ports include a full-size USB 3.0, Mini
DisplayPort, microSD card reader (UHS-I performance), stereo
headphones/microphone jack and Surface Connect for power and
The Surface Pro 4 is not only
30% more powerful than Surface Pro 3, but also quieter, runs
cooler, and is even more efficient with Microsoft claiming it
offers up to nine hours of battery life.
The new Surface Pro 4 Type Cover takes Surface
Pro 4 from tablet to laptop in an instant and features a
redesigned mechanical keyboard with optimal key spacing for fast
and fluid typing.
Backwards compatible with Surface Pro 3,
the new Surface Pro 4 Type Cover comes with an optional
fingerprint reader, bringing the convenience and added security of
Windows Hello to existing customers.
The redesigned Surface Pen packs 1,024 levels of
pressure sensitivity, letting you write, draw and mark documents
with precision ink on one end and an eraser on the other.
Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 and new accessories
are available for preorder in select markets from today (7 October), then for
purchase in Canada and the United States on 26 October, with
additional markets to follow.
Prices for the Surface Pro 4 start at US$899.
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