Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The Surface Pro 4 builds on the best parts of the Surface Pro 3, and it finally delivers a solid typing experience with the revamped Type Cover (which is unfortunately sold separately). It's the ideal hybrid tablet in practically every way -- it's as light as a tablet, but as productive as any laptop. The only problem is you're stuck with so-so battery life.
- Works well as both a tablet and a laptop
- New Type Cover and Surface Pen are massive improvements
- Still pretty thin and light for the equivalent of an ultraportable
- Mediocre battery life
- Type Cover is an additional $130
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (1)
- 79AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsLaptop Magazine60Microsoft Surface Pro 4 ReviewWhile it might not look new on the outside, the Surface Pro 4 features a faster CPU, bright high-res screen and improved Type Cover but with much less battery life.Gizmodo70Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review: I Love It, But NotIf refinements were made to make Windows 10 just a bit more touch-friendly and allow the hardware to hum smoothly, it would be an amazing machine for those things—a true laptop killer. But for hard work, I (and probably you) need more.CNET90Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: A refined SurfaceA host of small refinements cements the Surface Pro 4's position as the best-in-class Windows tablet -- so long as you're prepared to pay extra for the required keyboard cover accessory.Wired70Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 4The Pro 4 doesn’t reinvent the Pro 3 in any meaningful way, but it does offer thoughtful and useful refinements. That’s probably as good a sign as any that Microsoft has a solid handle on what it’s doing.The Wall Street Journal70Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 Review: NI can’t recommend you get the new Surfaces ... In the sub-$1,000 range, the Dell XPS 13 is a better bet than the Surface Pro 4 anyway, if you’re looking for a laptop.PC World90Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: It's faster, it'sThe combination of an Intel Skylake chip, a new Type Cover keyboard and faster SSD speed help push the Surface Pro 4 into a higher echelon of performance.Engadget90Surface Pro 4 review: Yes, it can really replace yIt's the ideal hybrid tablet in practically every way -- it's as light as a tablet, but as productive as any laptop. The only problem is you're stuck with so-so battery life.Mashable90Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: Not quite a laptopThe Surface Pro 4 benefits greatly from a kick-ass new keyboard cover and the streamlined experience of Windows 10, but it’s got some bugs, too.The Verge80Microsoft Surface Pro 4 reviewIf the Surface Pro 3 was Microsoft’s best idea for the tablet that can replace your laptop, the Pro 4 is the best execution on that idea. It’s still not the computer for everyone, but for the Surface believers, it’s the best yet.Windows Central80Microsoft Surface Pro 4 ReviewIn the end, the Surface Pro 4 is by far the best Surface yet. It may have taken three generations to get there, but the Surface Pro 4 is Microsoft hitting their stride with confidence.
- 90AVERAGE USER SCORE1 ReviewsEngadget Reader90November 26, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Let me start by saying that I have owned every Surface tablet to date, and sometimes have had 2 or 3 of each over time. I just haven't been able to build a solid business case to justify replacement of either my laptop or desktop with any Surface ... that is until now. The new SP4 is incredible in almost every way imaginable. Make no mistake, this is much more than an iPad or any other consumption device. This is a full on computer with options up to 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD storage. The SP4 can be your one and only computer that can fit almost any needs.First of all the FORM FACTOR is ideal for the mobile professional or student. Coming in at 1.73lbs, you can hardly even tell that it is in your backpack. The PEN allows for great note taking or drawing. To be honest I wasn't that interested in the PEN at purchase, but once I was able to spend some time actually using the PEN it quickly became apparent that this was a super useful device. The DISPLAY is super crisp and bright. I've had many non-techie people comment on the display. The actual resolution is 2736 X 1824 with an amazing 5 million pixels. Its like the first time that you saw an HD TV and was reminded of how poor whatever you had at home was. That's how I felt when I first used the SP4. As with all devices, there are some CONS or areas where it can be improved. For the SP4, the main problem area is the battery life. In my tests, with full brightness, wireless and Bluetooth enabled it came in just under 5 hrs. I know other reviews have it close to 9 hrs, but I got no where near those results. Also some reviewers complain about the keyboard is a separate purchase, but that it true on all other tablets as well. And the SP4 is pricey. I have the i5 with 8/256 with keyboard which came in around $1526 out the door price. But in this case you really do get what you pay for. This is truly a "no compromise" device. Finally, Microsoft has a WINNER.