The Surface Pro 4 sports larger display while maintaining the lightweight and slim form factor. Its 12.3-inch IPS LCD display is sharper, thanks to the PixelSense technology that gives 267ppi. On top of the display is a very thin Gorilla Glass 4 protection, maintained at 0.4mm thick. Overall, the Surface Pro 4 is an upgrade to Surface Pro 3 in terms of design while reducing the thickness and weight.
Behind the display is an Intel Core M3, i5 or i7 (Intel Iris GPU) chipset options with 4GB, 8GB or 16GB RAM support. Base model for storage is now 128GB with maximum of 1TB SSD PCI-e. Microsoft promises that Surface Pro 4 is 50% faster than MacBook Air, probably they are referring to the latest models of MBA.
In terms of multimedia needs, the back houses 8MP main sensor while the front has 5MP for selfie and video calls. Ports include full-sized USB 3.0, display port and SD card slot.
Alongside with the Surface Pro 4 is the announcement of improved Surface Pen that has now analog eraser, magnetic dock support, replaceable tips and more precise output. The new TypeCover has been revamped by Microsoft too sporting fingerprint sensor, 40% more trackpad area – which is now glass – and more tactile keys.
Base model of Surface Pro 4 with Pen starts at $900 or roughly P40k Philippine pesos before taxes, the TypeCover is sold separately.
Official product video of Surface Pro 4
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 spec, PH price, features
|Display||12.3-inch IPS LCD PixelSense 2736 x 1824, 267ppi|
|Size||8.4mm thick, ~760g weight|
|Design||Magnesium alloy, kickstand, hybrid cooling system, Gorilla Glass 4, fingerprint sensor on TypeCover|
|Accessories||Surface Pen (1 yr battery life), new TypeCover|
|Chipset||6th gen Intel Skylake Core M, i5, i7|
|Processor||2 cores / 4 threads|
|Graphics||Intel HD 515 / 520 / Iris 540|
|Memory||4GB, 8GB, 16GB RAM LPDDR3|
|Main Camera||8MP auto focus|
|Connectivity||WiFi ac, Bt 4.1, 4G LTE (option on the future)|
|Software Features||Windows Hello, Full Office Suite|
|Battery capacity||up to 9hrs continuous use|
|Ports & Charging Features||USB 3.0, mini display, microSD card reader|
|Official Price||$900 or P40k starting price before taxes in Philippines|
|Availability date||October 26th|
|Where to buy||Online stores such as Amazon, BestBuy, official retail stores|
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