The long-awaited Surface Pro 4 is finally here, and it was worth the wait. The new tablet from Microsoft is a significant upgrade over last year’s model, with a larger and sharper display, a thinner and lighter body, better performance and improved accessories. But the biggest change is the new Type Cover, redesigned to provide a much more pleasant typing experience.
The Surface Pro 4 starts at $899 for the base model with an Intel Core m3 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. That’s $100 more than last year’s Surface Pro 3, but it’s still less expensive than most of its competition. For $999 you can get a Core i5 model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and there are models up to a Core i7 with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
As usual, Microsoft is selling two versions of the Surface Pro 4: one with an Intel Core m3 processor for $899 and another with an Intel Core i5 processor for $999. But there are also models with an Intel Core i7 processor for those who need even more power.
The Surface Pro 4 is available now from Microsoft Stores and other retailers.
Surface Pro 3: 12.3-inch, 2160 x 1440 display (up from 1920 x 1080 on Surface Pro 2), 3:2 aspect ratio, 10-point multi-touch 5th gen Intel Core processors (i3, i5, or i7), 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of RAM , 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage , dual stereo speakers with Dolby audio , 8.1MP rear camera with autofocus and a 5MP front camera , 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity , Bluetooth 4.0 LE , microSD card reader , mini DisplayPort , USB 3.0 port
Surface 3 : 10.8-inch, 1920×1280 display, 3:2 aspect ratio(like the Surface Pro 3), 10-point multi touch 4th generation Intel Atom x7 processor 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM 64 GB or 128 GB of storage Stereo speakers with Dolby audio Full-size USB 3.0 Mini DisplayPort microSD card reader 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity Bluetooth 4.0 LE
The Surface Pro 3 is the more expensive of the two options, with a starting price of $799. The Surface 3 starts at $499, making it a more budget-friendly choice. Both devices are available in a variety of configurations, so you can choose the one that best meets your needs.
The clear winner in this comparison is the Surface Pro. It has a better processor, more RAM, and a higher-resolution screen. It also comes with a stylus and support for the Surface Pen, which gives you much more precision when drawing or taking notes. If you’re looking for a powerful tablet that can also double as a laptop, the Surface Pro is the clear choice.