Microsoft’s latest offering the Surface Pro 4 is the latest in the line which aspires to completely replace your laptop. Currently in its 4th generation, the productivity tablet with Windows 10 has arrived in Malaysia being sold at a price of RM 3,999.
The Surface Pro has a larger 12.3″ display (Surface Pro 3: 12.0″) that pushes a higher 2,736 × 1,824 pixels resolution, while still keeping the tradition of a sleek tablet form with a kickstand. It still maintains the same dimensions of 292.1 mm x 201.42 mm while the Washington giant has actually managed to shed a bit of weight with the Surface Pro 4 weighing in at 766 g and also being slightly thinner too at 8.45 mm.
Running the device under the hood is Intel’s newest 6th gen Core processors with a whole slew of processor, RAM and storage options. The base model is no longer a Core i3 but is now a Core M3 processor that comes with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of onboard memory. As for those who crave the state of the art technology, the Surface Pro 4 also comes with a Core i7 variant with a whopping 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage which on a tablet makes it a beast of a machine.
There’s a pair of stereo speakers as well as a 5 MP selfie camera upfront and the rear gets a 8 MP shooter with auto focus. You still get a full sized USB 3.0 port, MicroSD card reader, headphone jack and a Mini DisplayPort, all encased in its sleek Magnesium body that comes in Silver.
The Surface Pro 4 Type Cover keyboard is optional but with it pushes the Surface Pro 4 into a league of its own. The keyboard has been massively redesigned for better typing. It gets a chiclet design that is supposed to be more alike of an actual laptop while also being quiet and comfortable to type on. The trackpad is 40% larger compared to its predecessor and it also gets a glass surface which supports 5 point multi touch.
Meanwhile the new Surface Pen sees a revamped upgrade with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity and there’s even a eraser at the back for an even easier experience. For a better feel and shading, there are also interchangeable pen tips. The Pen is uses a single AAAA battery that’s been claimed to be able to last a whole year.
As for the pricing, the Surface Pro 4 ranges from the Intel Core M3 variant costing RM 3,999 to the behemoth Intel i7 core costing RM 9,799. As for its accessories, the pen costs RM 240 if its blue and RM 259 if it’s in another colour should blue be too bland. The incredibly essential type cover costs RM 529 while the docking station costs RM 789. Lastly, the pen tip kit costs RM 44 or the commercial kit of 50 tips costs RM 214.
In terms of its retailers, the Surface Pro 4 is sold at all Microsoft Authorised Reseller Stores which include all IT hypermarkets, Harvey Norman, PC Image, Senheng, SenQ, SNS Network, Thunder Match Technology, Viewnet Computer System, Style Vision, Urban Republic.