If you are interested in a Windows 10 tablet for both business productivity and fun, look no further than Microsoft’s latest tablet, the Surface Pro 4. While the Pro 4 is more expensive than Google’s new Pixel C tablet, it’s priced close to the iPad Pro in its basic configuration — $899. Upgrade options abound, however, and a top of the line model (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, and 1TB of storage) can runs $2,699.
Since Windows 10 is essentially an operating system caught in two minds — tablet and desktop — the Microsoft Surface line remains the best way to experience this latest Microsoft OS. Let’s take a closer look at the Surface Pro 4 features to see if this five star tablet experience makes sense for you.
Surface Pro 4 Options
As noted earlier, the Surface Pro 4 offers a host of options so you can essentially build the tablet you need. Intel processors include everything from the lower-end Core M3 to the powerful Core i7. The onboard RAM ranges from 4GB to 16GB, and the onboard storage runs from 16GB to the massive 1TB of SSD storage in the most expensive Surface Pro model.
If you want the most powerful tablet computer on the market, a fully tricked-out Surface Pro 4 is your best option. Its 12.3-inch touchscreen display is capable of a 2736 x 1824 resolution; more than enough to view HD movies. Can your Internet bandwidth handle it? The built-in WiFi compatibility also works nicely with dual band routers.
The display is slightly thinner improving the experience of the Surface Pen, which costs an extra $49. The combination keyboard cover (known as the Type Cover) runs another $129. If you already own one of the earlier Surface models, understand these latest accessories are designed exclusively for the Pro 4.
A True Microsoft Windows Tablet
The biggest advantage of the Surface line of tablets is their compatibility with Microsoft Windows programs. That makes the Surface Pro 4 a viable option for business users who want something for both work and pleasure. While you can download a version of Microsoft Office on the iOS platform, the Surface offers compatibility with thousands of other programs.
The tablet’s support for 16GB of RAM allows it to easily handle processor intensive programs and video streaming with nary a hiccup. If you want an industry-leading tablet to take back and forth from the office to the couch, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is an option worth exploring. The tablet is expected to hit the market in late October.