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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2931 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. Opinions about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and price. Reviews about the battery and reliability are different.

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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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015) from 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 Comments about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good comments. There are some mixed comments about the camera, and many are critical about the battery and price.

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69% of the reviews on 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

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 355 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015) from 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 Comments about the design and screen are generally positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, but there are some negative reviews about the connectivity and camera.

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66% of the reviews on 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)

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Expert review by: Joe Osborne (

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.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (

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

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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: Jonathan Bray (

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: Better value than the 2017 model but stocks are running dry


Now superseded, but the Surface Pro 4 is better value than the model it was replaced by – but it won't be available for much longer

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 £1,089.00 Buy now

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Martin (

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

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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: Dan Ackerman (

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review


After years of development and millions of advertising dollars spent to convince us that a tablet could plausibly replace a laptop, Microsoft finally delivered the goods with the Surface Pro 4 . Equipped with robust processing power, a perfectly sized...

The Surface Pro 4 fits a larger screen with a higher resolution into a slightly slimmer body than last year's model. The pen and keyboard cover are also improved, and this is one of the first mobile systems shipping with Intel's latest processors.

Microsoft still refuses to include the Type Cover keyboard by default, forcing a separate purchase. Battery life still isn't enough for a full day.

A 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.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (

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 (

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

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Tablet PC overview


The tablet that can replace your laptop

Product Specifications


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


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


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


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


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


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


Position location:Y


3G:N / No / Yes
4G:N / No / Y
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
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

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


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / No
Barometer:Y / Yes
Calories burned:Y
GPS (satellite):N / No
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Hours slept:Y
Magnetometer:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Position location:N / No / Y
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


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


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
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 4.5 / 65
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C

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


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


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
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