Microsoft Surface Pro 3 was a success, and no one can argue about that. Because of that success, Microsoft inspires other manufacturing company to make its own award-winning tablets. To ride on its glory, the manufacturer only made some slight revision on the successor – Surface Pro 4.

The device is all geared for gaming as it has the Windows 10 Game Mode, which can be accessed through the Windows + G keystroke combo while in a full-screen game session.

Design and Display

surface-pro-4The Surface Pro 4 is unique in its own way. We can see the all-magnesium, unibody casing, but we won’t see the “Surface” logo text as it got replaced by Microsoft’s own logo. The screen size managed to increase a little, but it would be hard to notice if you don’t have the two tablets, holding both in your hands at the same time. Previously, it was 12 inches and now it is slightly bigger, which is 12.3 inches. In the case of thickness, you might not notice it, but it is smaller than before as it was changed from 9.1mm to 8.4mm this year.

Microsoft decided that it was time for them to let go of the capacitive Windows button, since the Windows 10 already has the Start menu in it, thus, you won’t need any more button. Also, you’ll notice that the sensors, diodes, and pixels found in the glass are closer to the glass than ever before. They did this to bring the surface screen close to your finger or to the Surface Pen. Since the display screen is more sensitive than before, the experience is much better than before.

The pixels are already great, but they still manage to improve it. The old model from Surface Pro’s resolution is already 2,160 x 1,440 (216 PPI, or pixels per inch), now it got better since it is the bit larger (2,736 x 1,824). Compared to its rival, the MacBook Air (128 PPI for the 13-inch), it is a lot better.

It didn’t stop there as the unit has an even more accurate screen than its predecessor, it is more luminous and has a much accurate display than the Surface Pro 3. That is one of the highlights of this tablet and, is bound to be the key selling point, for this unit.

We might not understand it all, as we are just interested in what it means for us. For one thing, we can expect better gameplay experience with the new unit and we’ll sure to enjoy the movie and photos even more.


Surface Pen and Type Cover

This area has seen some serious upgrade to use those extra space. Aside from the increased pressure of sensitivity, the surface feels more like a pencil. The stylus would be more comfortable than the last one. The surface is coated with thin, strips of magnets, which allows it to cling to the left side of the tablet. The Pen also has this functional eraser button on top. Using it, you would not only be able to open OneNote with a single press, but with a double press too.


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