Goodbye, Notebooks: Get to know Surface Pro 4

The flagship of Microsoft’s conference on Tuesday(6) was the Surface Pro 4 tablet , the next generation of the company’s productivity center.

The device is sold as a definitive program for anyone who needs to work, watch videos or write scraps and documents, among many other functions.

Microsoft has introduced the device as”the one who will retire your laptop“, since it reproduces in hardware and functions much of the attractions of a notebook. It is worth remembering that at the same time she also introduced the Surface Book.

Enhanced in everything

Surface Pro 4 is thinner and lighter than the previous generation, and has a larger screen and more resolution. Despite the new measure of display, the size of the device remains the same in relation to Surface Pro 3.

According to Microsoft itself at the event, it is 30% faster than Surface Pro 3, in addition to having “50% advantage” over MacBook Air-whatever that means. The biggest competition in the market, however, should be with the iPad Pro .

The 12.3 “PixelSense screen has Gorilla Glass 4 protection and displays up to 5 million pixels .It has been optimized for fingertip or Stylus stylus responses.The display recognizes up to 1,024 different pressure levels and ensures accuracy in Functions such as latency and parallax.

Technical specifications

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Display: 12.3 “PixelTouch display(2736 x 1824 pixels and 267 ppi)
Processor: Intel Skylake Core M3, i5 or i7
Memory RAM: 4 GB, 8 GB or 16 GB
Internal Storage: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB SSD
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11a / b / g / ne Bluetooth 4.0
Cameras: 5 MP front(HD) and 8 MP back(record in 1080p)
Video card: Intel HD graphics 515(M3), Intel HD graphics 520(i5) or Intel® Iris graphics(i7)
Battery: Up to 9 hours of video playback
Measurements: 292.1 x 201.4 x 8.45 mm
Weight: 766 g(M3) or 786 g(15 and 17)
Pen with rubber and new dock

Microsoft has also introduced a new accessory for the tablet: the new generation of the pen Surface Pen, with a variety of colors. The first major highlight of it is the presence of a “rubber” at one end to erase notes or drawings that are incorrect.

The pen also features a full year battery and magnetic storage-that is, it “sticks” to the side of the Surface, making storage easy and easy to lose. When pressing the button on the accessory, the Cortana is activated.

The new Surface Pro dock connects via cable to the tablet and features four USB 3.0 ports, two 4K DisplayPort connectors and an Ethernet cable, and is backward compatible with Pro 3.

Changed: Type Cover and trackpad

The keyboard that is also a protective cover should not be anything for notebooks, with a system of keys that allows a quick typing and without making too many noises. Still, this is the thinnest Type Cover ever made by the company.

This new version can also be folded at the end, leaving the keyboard with a slight angulation on the diagonal. This makes it more stable for typing.

The glass trackpad is 40% larger and has up to five multi-touch points. It is also the most accurate ever coupled in a Microsoft product. Right next to it is a biometric reader(available only in the United States, at least for now).

Hardware that is guaranteed

Will you run many programs at once or spend a lot of time with heavy editing and productivity open software? Surface Pro 4 is prepared for heavy-duty work with a hybrid cooling system

The other technical specifications also stand the test of time: Intel’s sixth-generation processor(Skylake) can be combined with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage. The Surface Pro 4 also features immersive front speakers to ensure quality audio, plus a front-facing webcam with 8 MP resolution and autofocus, ideal for video conferencing.

In the software field, Windows 10 Pro brings together all the latest features of the latest Microsoft operating system. There is even complete integration with Cortana’s personal assistant.

Availability

The Surface Pro 4 tablet has the pre-sale started as of today(6), with shipments and sales beginning on October 26th from $ 899(about $ 3,400 in the current quote). The accessories will be sold separately.