The footprint of the Surface Pro 4 remains the same as its predecessor, but the display size is now at 12.3-inches with a body that's just 8.4mm. Inside, the Surface Pro 4 is packing a 6th-gen Intel Core Skylake processor, up to 1TB SSD storage, and up to 16GB RAM. There's also a fingerprint scanner and hybrid cooling system. An 8MP rear-facing camera sits on the back, while the front is decked in Gorilla Glass 4 — optimized for both touch and pen input.
Like previous models, the Surface Pro 4 also has a continuous kickstand, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, microSD slot, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort and headset jack.
All Surface models are running a 64-bit version of Windows 10 and come with a 30-day trial of Microsoft Office.
Surface Pro 4 Comparison
|Category||Surface 3||Surface Pro 3||Surface Pro 4||Surface Book|
|Display||10.8 inches||12 inches||12.3 inches||13.5 inches|
|Resolution||1920x1280||2160x1440||2763x1824 PixelSense||3000x2000 PixelSense|
|Processor||Intel Atom x7||Intel i3 / i5 / i7 (Haswell)||Intel M3 / i5 / i7 (Skylake) 64 bit||Intel i5 / i7 (Skylake)|
|Graphics||Intel HD (Broadwell)||Intel HD 4200 / 4400 / 5000||Intel HD 515 / 520 / Intel Iris 540||Intel HD 520 / NVIDIA GeForce (Maxwell)|
|RAM||2 or 4GB||4 or 8GB||4, 8 or 16GB||8 or 16GB|
|Biometrics||None||None||Facial recognition||Facial recognition|
|Internal Storage||64GB / 128GB||64GB /128GB/ 256GB / 512GB||128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB||128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB|
|Storage Type||mSATA||mSATA||PCIe 3.0||PCIe 3.0|
|External Storage||micro SD||micro SD||micro SD||Full-size SD card|
|2x USB 3.0
|Listed Battery Life||10 hours||9 hours||9 hours||12 Hours|
|Weight||1.37 lbs (621g)||1.76 lbs (798g)||i5/i7: 1.73 lbs (786g)
m3: 1.69 lbs (766g)
|3.48 lbs (1576 grams)|
Surface Pro 4 Video Review
Surface Pro 4 Specs:
- Operating System : Windows 10 Pro
- CPU: 6th-Generation Intel Core m3, i5, or i7 (Skylake)
- Graphics : m3 Intel HD graphics 51, i5 Intel HD graphics 520, i7 Intel Iris graphics
- Display: 12.3-inch PixelSense Display at 2763 x 1824 (267 PPI)
- Storage: 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB SSD options
- RAM: 4GB, 8GB or 16GB
- Rear Camera: 8MP
- Front Camera : 5MP
- Dimensions : 11.50 x 7.93 x .33 in (292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45 mm)
- Weight: i5/i7: 1.73lbs (786g), m3: 1.69lbs (766g)
- Ports: Full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, 3.5mm headset jack, Mini DisplayPort, Type Cover port, Surface Connect
- WiFi: 802.11ac WiFi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
- Battery: Up to 9 hours
- Other: Stereo microphones, stereo speakers with Dolby audio, ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
Surface Pro 4 Accessories
The Surface Pro 4 is backwards compatible with previous generation accessories, so you can still use all those old goodies from older models. In addition, a new Surface Pen offers a full year of battery life, and can be used to call Cortana with the touch of a button. A new Type Cover has also been updated — it's the thinnest ever — and promises to be faster and quieter than before.
Surface Pro 4 Availability
The Surface Pro 4 was made available on October 26, 2015 with prices starting at $899.