Over the past few years, Microsoft’s Surface has established itself as one of the industry’s premier machines. A kind of laptop/tablet hybrid, the device takes computing to a whole new level through clever design and incredible engineering. We’ve used every one of them since the first Surface Pro launched, and they get better with each iteration. The Surface Pro 4 is no different. In fact, it’s easily the best version yet, combining powerful hardware with that same sleek design.
The difference this year is the Surface Pro 4’s 12.3-inch PixelSense display, which, when compared to the Surface Pro 3, looks absolutely incredible. Screens continue to improve at a rapid rate, and it’s hugely noticeable when going from the Surface Pro 3 to the Surface Pro 4. And it’s not like we had any major complaints about the Surface Pro 3’s screen to begin with, but it just shows how good the 4’s screen is.
The overall design is pretty much the same, however, offering a clever kickstand that can be adjusted to your preferred viewing angle. And it all comes in a package that weighs under 2 pounds, which is notable for such a powerful machine. The Surface Pro 4 also comes with the 6th generation Intel Core i5 or i7, and choices between 4GB, 8GB and 16GB of RAM.
The Surface Pro 4 starts at $899, though that’s without the new Type Cover keyboard, which you pretty much need to really take advantage of the machine’s potential. The keyboard has actually been improved quite a bit over last year’s, offering a better trackpad, backlit keys and a fingerprint reader, which allows users to sign in instantly.
Check out the video above for a quick unboxing of the Surface Pro 4, and stay tuned for more coverage.