After a truly nail-biting wait, Microsoft have finally unveiled the Surface Pro 4. This is Microsoft’s latest installment into the 2-in-1 laptop market. It boasts massive improvements compared to the previous Surface Pro 3, which was needed as the Surface Pro 3 hasn’t really been rated very well since its release. Microsoft have always been in the shadow of companies like Apple and Toshiba when it came to the tablet side of the market, but they have really come out the underdogs with this new installation.
With a 9-hour battery life, which does seem like a bit of a push, you can expect Intel® Core™ M3 up to Intel® Core™ i7 processors depending on device. An impressive pixel resolution display of 2,736 x 1,824 is a fairly large bump up from the Surface Pro 3’s resolution of 2,160 x 1,440 and hopefully for Microsoft will blow its competitors out of the water. Luckily we won’t have to wait too much longer until we can try it out ourselves as the release date is on the 21st October 2015 but can even be pre-ordered from the 7th October. I know what I want for Christmas!
Microsoft have also installed some new PixelSense display technology which should make the multi-touch functionality a lot smoother and precise compared to the clunky feeling of the Surface Pro 3. The stylus plays a huge part in the Surface series, and Microsoft have also pushed that to the next generation with all models sporting a range of interchangeable tips that change the users drawing and writing experience. The stylus can detect an incredible 1024 levels of pressure and fits snugly on the side of the device via magnet.
We can’t forget the rest of the specs such as being able to have up to a whopping 16gb of RAM and a massive 1TB of SSD storage, so you won’t be running out of storage anytime soon! The Surface Pro 4 starts at $889 and goes up to $2,199 and will cost you an extra $59.99 for the pen. On paper this seems like a lot to pay but in reality for the device you are getting, I personally think this is fairly affordable for such a great looking 2-in-1.