Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (128 GB, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i5) Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐:halfstar:

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To Buy Or Not Summary

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4.3 out of 5
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    3.9 out of 5
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    4.6 out of 5
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    3.4 out of 5

Features

  • Surface Pro 4 powers through everything you need to do, while being lighter than ever before
  • The 12.3 PixelSense screen has extremely high contrast and low glare so you can work through the day without straining your eyes
  • keyboard is not included and needed to be purchased separately
  • Features an Intel Core i5 6th Gen (Skylake) Core
  • Ships in Consumer packaging.
  • Buy
  • Don’t buy

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Amazon Review by Joshua Oh :star::star::star::star::star:

1415 people found the following review helpful

I love it, but you might not.

It seems like the big question right now is, "Do I get the Surface Pro 4 or the Surface Book?"

I’ll explain why I chose the Surface Pro 4, but first, a quick about me. I am a college student majoring in EECS and I commute 4 hours a day by bus so having a light backpack is important to me.

The S.Book is almost two times heavier than the SP4. It packs much more computing power than the SP4, but as an EECS major, I don’t need the extra power that the S.Book has. I don’t plan to play any intensive games or render/animate things so the SP4 fits my needs better. The S.Book also has a $400 higher price tag ($270 if you get the Type Cover for the SP4) that I’m not willing to pay for unneeded performance. I haven’t tried the S.Book’s keyboard, but the SP4’s keyboard feels great to type on and other reviewers have said both keyboards are amazing. Reading textbooks or other PDF’s feels much more natural with the SP4’s tablet form. The S.Book without the keyboard only has a battery life of 3 hours, and although it can be used with the keyboard ‘wrapped’ around the back, I think that it’ll only be a hassle for me to deal with. I’d rather not deal with having to detach the S.Book every time I want to use it in tablet mode. If you plan to render/animate things you should probably consider going with the Surface Book. Otherwise, I highly recommend the Surface Pro 4 for doing everyday/light to medium tasks.

Now onto the actual Surface Pro 4 Review.

I love the SP4. In the past year, I’ve owned an iPad Air, MacBook Pro, and the Razer Blade 2015. The SP4 fits my needs the best by far.

The SP4 replaces both my textbooks and notebooks. For me, this is a big deal because I no longer have to carry around my notebooks, textbooks, and supplemental writing materials (highlighters, etc). The Surface Pen tips can be replaced with other pen tips to change the writing “feedback” feeling but the stock pen tip feels great. OneNote keeps all my notes organized and being able to access them from any device is incredibly convenient. Using the Surface Pen for writing on textbooks and PDF’s is also very useful.

I’ve been getting ~7-9 hours of battery life on the SP4 which is more than enough to get me through a school day. The screen is not too small like the iPad, neither is it bulky like a laptop. The screen resolution is high and text/videos are crisp and easy to read/watch. The magnet on the left side of the SP4 is surprising strong and holds the Surface Pen well. The magnet on the right side is significantly weaker (maybe because all the I/O ports are on this side) but it can hold the pen well. The kickstand works perfectly and stays in the position I set it to. The SP4 Type Cover feels great and protects your screen when you aren’t using it.

Gaming shouldn’t be the main reason you buy the SP4, but it could run some games if you decide to do so. I did try running StarCraft II and Heroes of the Storm and the SP4 handled it pretty well. I wouldn’t even bother trying to run more demanding games such as GTAV on the SP4. That being said, the gaming experience was rather unpleasant. You should consider the Surface Book if you plan to game on-the-go frequently.

Software-wise, I don’t have much to comment on. It looks and performs exactly like Windows 10 should on a normal desktop or laptop. I’ve never used the Microsoft Store and don’t intend to so I don’t know much about the apps that are available on the SP4.

The only con I found with this device is the fact that it only has a single USB port. It’s inconvenient when I’m using the SP4 with a mouse and I need to use my flash drive. I haven’t had any overheating issues and I can’t find any issues with the build quality.

In closing, I don’t think anyone else offers the performance and quality that the Surface Pro 4 has in the same lightweight and thin chassis. It is incredibly versatile and it has replaced many heavy and cumbersome objects in my bag.

I’ll update this review as I continue to use the SP4. Feel free to leave questions/comments and I will try my best to answer them.

Amazon.com - Customer Reviews: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (128 GB, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i5)


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Walmart Review by AlwaysOnlineShopping :star::star::star::star::star:

love it

love this perfectly powerful Microsoft product. facial recognition is so cool, plus u can do so many things with the pen

Walmart.com - Customer Reviews: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (128 GB, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i5)


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thank you

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review

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Best Buy Review by hlcj :star::star::star::star::star:

Excellent Laptop & Tablet Combo

I purchased the Surface Pro 4 after switching back to Windows after a decade and a half on Macs. My switch was due to continued problems with the Mac OS after Snow Leopard and the fact that iOS is not a full scale OS that allows the Mac and the iPad to run the same versions of the same programs.

I first bought a new Windows 10 machine and found myself very impressed with Windows 10. It is stable, fast, and it just works. Something Apple’s OS was no longer doing for me. After spending about a month in Windows 10 I decided I needed to replace both my MacBook and my iPad. I looked at various convertible options and 2-in-1 options but ultimately decided to go with the Surface Pro 4. I am NOT disappointed.

My main reason for choosing the Surface Pro 4 over a 2-in-1 from another manufacturer is that Microsoft controls both the hardware and the software with the SP4 so I thought the marriage of the OS and the hardware would be a better match and I would likely experience fewer glitches and less driver type problems.

The Surface Pro 4 runs a full version of Windows 10 so I get the same experience on it as I do my Windows 10 desktop. That was always something I hoped for in the Apple world but it never materialized. I did purchase the optional keyboard and love the fact that I can use the keyboard and the Surface functions exactly like a laptop. Alternatively, I can flip the keyboard around to the back of the surface or remove it altogether and have a high quality tablet.

The other aspects of the SP4 that make it a better user experience than the iPad I previously used is the kickstand and the pen. With the iPad I never found a case I liked that also functioned as a stand very well. Yes, there were options but none of them proved to be a good experience in my opinion. The built in kickstand with the SP4 is perfect. I can adjust the viewing angle to anything that’s comfortable to me, not just one or two options.

Also, with the iPad I went through 6 or 8 stylus options trying to find something that would allow me to take handwritten notes in meetings and in court. Nothing ever worked well. And, when I did manage to take notes it was always in an app that made it difficult to move those notes to my iMac or MacBook. The pen with the SP4 is perfect for taking notes in OneNote and those notes automatically sync to OneNote on my desktop PC. This is the type of fluidity I was always searching for in the Apple sandbox but could never find.

I love the Surface Pro 4, use it all the time, and highly recommend it for anyone looking for one piece of tech equipment that can effortlessly serve as both a tablet and a lapop. You won’t regret this purchase.

Bestbuy.com - Customer Reviews: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (128 GB, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i5)