As expected, Microsoft has today announced the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 at an event in New York. It is the direct successor of Surface Pro 3, which was launched in May 2014.
This newest generation of Surface Pro is thinner, lighter and more powerful, while featuring larger display compared to its predecessor.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with the latest Intel Skylake processor. It also includes ‘up to’ 16GB of RAM and 1TB of solid-state internal storage. The 12.3-inch display on the device has 5 million pixels, making pixel density of 267 ppi.
There is an 8 megapixel rear facing camera. It comes with four USB 3.0 ports, two 4K DisplayPort, ethernet and a docking station which also works with Surface Pro 3.
There is also a fingerprint sensor on the keyboard and Cortana integration inside the new tablet. The display is protected by a 0.4mm Gorilla Glass 4. It also features a new hybrid-cooling system.
The Surface Pro 4 is 30% faster than the Surface Pro 3 and 50% faster than the Macbook Air. It is 8.8mm thick and is claimed to be the “thinnest most powerful Surface yet.”
Microsoft has also introduced an all-new Surface Pen as well, which also has an eraser on the end of it. It has 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity and attaches magnetically to the side of the Surface Pro 4 when not in use.
It comes in a variety of colors and even has Cortana integration. To activate Cortana, just keep holding the button on the stylus. It has a battery life of 1 year.
With Windows 10 running inside the table, Microsoft seems to be confident that Surface Pro 4 will take on Apple’s iPad Pro and Google’s Pixel C.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, for a price of $899. The shipping will start from 26th October.