In Short

The Surface Pro 4 is a follow-up to the Surface Pro 3 2-in-1 PC from Microsoft, announced on October 6, 2015 (along with the new Surface Book).

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.

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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
Ports USB 3.0
Mini DisplayPort
Headset jack
USB 3.0
Mini DisplayPort
Headset jack
USB 3.0
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
2x USB 3.0
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
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.

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