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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2544 reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Views about the size and screen are generally positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the connectivity and price. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and screen. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the camera. The battery and price get negative opinions.

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69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3-Inch Tablet with Keyboard (Black) and Pen (Silver) - (Intel Core M3-6Y30 900 MHz 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Integrated GraphicMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 12.3-Inch Tablet with Keyboard (Black) and Pen (Silver) - (Intel Core M3-6Y30 900 MHz 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Integrated Graphic

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 355 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and portability also get good opinions, whereas many are critical about the connectivity and camera.

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66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5)Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5)

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review

 

The Surface Pro 4 is iterative in the best sense of the word

Larger, sharper screen within same dimensions ; Vastly improved Type Cover ; Even better Surface Pen

Type Cover still sold separately ; Intel Core m3 at entry level ; Battery life hasn't improved much

Has Microsoft at last crafted a tablet that can reasonably, without considerable compromise, replace your laptop? Short of going back to the drawing board on the battery, this looks as close as it's going to get.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: Brilliant, bar battery life

 

Microsoft is probably smiling gleefully: it's got the upper hand on Apple, with the Surface Pro 4 really shaking its tail-feather at the iPad Pro.

Great screen in resolution, brightness and viewing-angle terms; Windows 10 a comprehensive OS; stylus' new magnetic connection/position, latest Type Cover keyboard a great typing experience (sold separately though)

Limited battery - casual use, around 6-hours; no discrete graphics; Type Cover keyboard not included (its new trackpad too centrally aligned too), "fizz" sound when charging

Having used the Surface Pro 4 for a week we can see the appeal of it as a laptop-replacement, albeit with some caveats: the battery life isn't good enough, it's potentially rather expensive when specced-up a touch, and Microsoft Office isn't included...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Surface Pro 4 review: hands down the best Windows 10 tablet yet

 

Microsoft's latest tablet is portable, powerful and very pretty

Size and weight ; Display ; Type Cover

Type cover sold seperately ; Intel Core m3 at entry level ; Scuffs easily

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Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: Still a rock solid choice, but there's a new kid on the block

 

The ultimate Windows 10 device, the Surface Pro 4 still holds the top spot - but the new SUrface Pro might change things up a bit

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3 inch Tablet with Pen (Intel Core i5-6300U 2.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10 Pro) - Silver £858.00 Buy now

May, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review

 

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 is here aiming to replace your laptop but can the Windows 10 tablet do it?

There is a great deal to like and rave about the Surface Pro 4. The design is thinner and lighter for starters. The screen is awesome, there's plenty of power available, the new Surface Pen is better and the Type Cover is a vast improvement on the last...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review

 

‘iPad Pro? That could be a problem,' says Microsoft's buggy new hybrid

Fantastic screen ; Even better keyboard and stylus ; Impeccably fast processor

Continuum was supremely buggy ; The Windows Store is still short on apps ; Cortana often falls on its face

From Gadget of the Year to a gadget you shouldn't go near, for now. The new Surface is great as a laptop and sorely lacking as a tablet.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Surface Pro 4 comparison preview

 

Decent upgrades on the Pro 4 but the Pro 3 remains a decent option

With a number of upgrades, the Surface Pro 4 is a decent upgrade. It's thinner and lighter yet has a bigger screen, the same ports and the latest Intel processors. However, the 1TB model isn't available in the UK and the price has gone up. The Surface...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Ashleigh Allsopp (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 hands-on review

 

Find out why we're so impressed by the new Surface Pro 4

Our first impressions of the Surface Pro 4 are very good indeed. Microsoft has done a great job with upgrading the device with a thinner and lighter design, top-end specs if you need them, an improved Surface Pen and Type Cover – although we'd still...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Tablet PC overview

 

SURFACE PRO 4 CI7 512GB 16GB 12.3IN W10

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Tablet overview

 

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 - Intel Core i5 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Audio / Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
FM radio:N / No
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery life (max):9
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time:13.5 / 9
Standby time:9

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y / Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Swivel Camera:N / No / Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Design

Band colour:Black
Cable lock slot:N / No
Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Device Type:Full-size tablet / Wristband
Form factor:Convertible (Detachable) / Slate
Kids tablet: No
Maximum strap length:20.6
Minimum strap length:18

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 3:2
Display diagonal:31.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2736 x 1824 / 2763 x 1824
LED Backlight:No / Y / Yes
Pixel density:267
Reading mode:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Dual-touch / Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Graphics adapter:HD GRAPHICS 515 / HD Graphics 520 / HD GRAPHICS 620 / Iris Graphics / Iris Graphics 540
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Maximum graphics adapter memory:16384 / 1700 / 32000 / 32768
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4

Navigation

Position location:Y

Networking

3G:N / No / Yes
4G:N / No
AirPlay: No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:Y
DVI port:N
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-d,VT-x
Internal RAM:16 / 4 / 8
Kids tablet: No
Material:Magnesium
Numeric keypad:N
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Optical Drive Type:N
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 1515 / BGA1356 / BGA1515 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / LGA1151 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
RAM capacity:16 / 4 / 8
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 256
Total Storage Capacity:256
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Carrying case: Yes
Docking station included: Yes
Keyboard language:Belgian
Keyboard supplied:N / No / Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Stylus pen:N / Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / No
Barometer:Y / Yes
Calories burned:Y
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N / No
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Hours slept:Y
Magnetometer:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Position location:N / No
Proximity sensor: Yes
Quality of sleep:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes
Workout tracking:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector type:Microsoft Surface Cover / Panasonic 24-pin
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / No / Y / Yes
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Life:2
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Processor

Bus type:DMI3 / OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Low halogen options available: Yes
PCI Express configurations:1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2+2x1,2x2,1x4,4x1 / 1x4,4x1
Processor ARK ID:88185 / 88190 / 88192 / 88198 / 91497
Processor boost frequency:2.2 / 3 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.40
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Last Level Cache / Smart Cache / SmartCache
Processor code:SR2BY / SR2EN / SR2F0 / SR2F1 / SR2KA
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core M / Intel Core m3 / Intel® Core™ M
Processor frequency:0.9 / 2.2 / 2.20 / 2.4 / 2.6 / 2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-6300U / I5-6400 / I7-6600U / I7-6650U / M3-6Y30
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor package size:20 / 37.5 / 42
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6400 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor threads:4
Scalability:1S
Stepping:D1 / K1 / R0
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0 / SSE4.2,AVX 2.0,SSE4.1
System bus rate:4 / 8
Tcase:71
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 4.5 / 65
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00 / Yes
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00 / Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes

Software

Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Operating System Version:10
Platform:Windows
Trial software:Microsoft Office / Office / Office 30-day / Office 365

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512
Storage Media:SSD

System requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android, Windows Phone, iOS

Technical Details

Internal RAM:16 / 4 / 8
Material:Magnesium
Processor Manufacturer:Intel

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.1 / 201.4 / 29.2 / 8.45 / 8.5
Height :20.1 / 201.4 / 29.2 / 8.45
Weight:766 / 786
Width:20.1 / 29.2 / 292.1