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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Core i7

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Core i7
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Core i7 (Surface Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-6650U 2 x 2.2 - 3.4 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, Dual Channel 1866 MHz
Display
12.30 inch 3:2, 2736 x 1824 pixel, 10-Finger-Multitouch, Samsung 123YL01-001 ID: SDC3853, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung MZFLV256 NVMe, 256 GB 
, 87 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Skylake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: Ambient Light, Gyroscope
Networking
Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 292.1 x 201.4 ( = 0.33 x 11.5 x 7.93 in)
Battery
38 Wh Lithium-Ion, fest integriert, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 9 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: Rear: 8 MP, Front: 5 MP
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Surface Pen, Type Cover, Office 365, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.092 kg ( = 38.52 oz / 2.41 pounds), Power Supply: 204 g ( = 7.2 oz / 0.45 pounds)
Price
1249 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 92.84% - very good
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 74%, features: 49%, display: 89% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Core i7

88.2% Face Off: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Core i7 vs. Surface Pro 4 Core i5 vs. Surface Pro 4 Core m3 | Notebookcheck
Same face, faster hardware. Is the highest-end Surface Pro 4 really worth the investment? We give you the raw benchmarks for you to decide on your own.
90% Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review
Source: Techradar English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review
Source: Techradar English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

96% Microsoft tauscht Surface Pro 4 aus
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 96%
100% Surface Pro 4 - najbardziej zaawansowane połączenie tabletu z laptopem
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%

Comment

Series:

Both the Microsoft Surface RT and the Surface Pro never really made it big and couldn't compete with its Android and iOs counterparts. A large reason for its low sales figures was due to the unpopularity of the tablet-notebook hybrid category itself. However it is important to note that the Surface Pro 2 is actually a full blown laptop acting as a hybrid. For a start, it comes with Windows 8.1 backed up with an Intel Core i5-4300U ultrabook class processor, 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB SSD. It looks and has the same dimensions as the first version making both their accessories compatible with each other. However, there's also the new optional Type Cover 2 which adds backlighting but is on the heavy side and is rather pricey.

The good thing about the surface is of course its ultra portability and undeniable performance. With its specs, it will quite likely outperform many other ultraportable laptops and hybrids. Also not to forget is the fact that it comes preinstalled with Windows 8.1 and has all the necessary built-in ports making it an actual laptop and not just a replacement. The primary I/O, the FHD screen is also accompanied with an included active stylus. The downside to all this is definitely the asking price for the tablet and detachable keyboard combination. There may be some serious competitors giving almost if not the same kind of specs for a lower price. Its kickstand, although improved, is still a letdown as it doesn't conveniently sit on a lap despite being a laptop. All in all, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is worthy laptop if budget is not an issue.

Intel Iris Graphics 540: Integrated GPU (GT3e) with 48 EUs and dedicated eDRAM memory found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W series).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


6650U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated Iris Graphics 540 GPU with eDRAM memory and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.30":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.092 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Microsoft:

Microsoft smartphones and tablets have been tested since 2012. There are many reviews with average ratings. The reader's interest is quite given, but the market share is not big enough for the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers (as of 2016).


92.84%: Indeed, this rating is very goodl There do not exist many notebook models, which are rated better.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-01- 3)