In 2012, The Microsoft Surface Pro sees its debut with the release of the surface pro 1 and the aim of Microsoft is to produce a tablet that can replace a laptop. Although the goal of making a laptop replacement wasn’t achieved, the tech giant has made a lot of progress and it has shown from the versions like the MS2, MS3, and the MS4 announced after the debut.
The MS4 may be expensive but worth its price and remains the best alternative to Macbook air because it can be used as a laptop and at the same time as a tablet, which seems to be what all student are looking for – to easily carry their PC about without it weighing them down. However, if you feel like it’s the best product for you, you can read further to know more about it.
- It features a bigger screen even at the same size as the previous version
- Enhanced type cover keyboard with an improved surface pen
- Slimmer than the Surface Pro 3
- More powerful side-screen magnet to attach the surface pen to the tablet
- It has strong performance area
- The best 2-in-1 PC
- A larger touchpad
CPU configuration: 6th generation Intel Core M3, i5 and i7 with a processing time of up to 2.4GHz
RAM: 4 GB, 8 GB and 16 GB of system memory
Screen size: 12.3-inches PixelSense touchscreen display and a 3:2 aspect ratio
Screen Resolution: 2,736 x 1,824 with 4.9M+ pixels
Storage: Comes with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB of memory
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Battery life: Up to 9 hours of video playback (but it varies base on the settings and its usage)
Operating system: It runs on Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Graphics: a 128MB Intel HD Graphics 520 or Intel Iris
Microsoft surface pro 4 (MS4) is the best 2-in-1 PC, it’s aimed to convince people that it can definitely replace a PC. However, it comes with an improved version, which makes it the best 2-in-1 PC that has ever been tested. The Tablet features an enhanced processing power and a faster processing time, a 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB of RAM that seems perfect for students that want to use a high-performing software. Also, it features a well-sized display with the perfect Aspect ratio that makes you think you are working with a normal laptop.
Although the previous version of MS4 comes with a Windows 8 operating system, however, as part of making it a trailblazer, the 2-in-1 PC now comes with Windows 10 operating system. However, with the 2.4GHz processing time, the PC is perfect for multi-tasking and it features a detachable Type-C keyboard that can easily be removed anytime.
Also, the MS4 comes with the latest Intel processors (Intel Core i5 and i7) and a 3:2 aspect ratio which seems to be appropriate for the tablet and it sees some development in its hardware and the software. You don’t have to worry about storage because the PC comes with a 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and a 1TB of space and it also supports an unlimited cloud storage space since it comes with Windows 10 (which allows cloud storage to be used on it). In addition, its touchscreen has seen improvement over the years and now features a well-improved surface pen that can be magnetically attached to the edge of the tablet.
Moreover, everything that’s good must have some downside and they are discussed further. The MS4 is very expensive and not for those who want a budget PC. Microsoft has also refused to include the Type-C keyboard when you buy it, which is not good enough because you are required to spend extra cash if you want the keyboard. Also, the battery life of MS4 drain quickly and it’s heavy.
“The Surface Pro 4 is excellent and the level of performance is great especially with a clean and customized window setup. The type C keyboard is extremely comfortable and I recommend it”
“The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (iCore 5 with 4GB of RAM) is the best 2-in-1 PC I’ve ever used and most especially, it’s not limited to some services like the Chromebook”
“I was wary purchasing the MS4 because of the reviews but I’m so glad I did”
“Perfect for students, especially engineering student”
Although it features some downside, it remains the best 2-in-1 PC that can do everything a laptop can do. Since it’s detachable it can be carried around and seems to be the best for students on the go. However, with it processor, it’s the best option for students who require high-end Softwares for their course. Moreover, it’s expensive but with all the features, I think it worth the prize and for those who know its usefulness, it’s the best.
Do you want to check out more 2-in-1 high-end PC you can check Surface Pro 3 Review