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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3486 reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and screen. The portability and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the connectivity and price. Views about the battery and reliability are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the camera. Some have doubts about the battery and price.

performance, usability, portability, screen, design

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69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3-Inch Tablet with Keyboard (Black) and Pen (Silver) - (Intel Core M3-6Y30 900 MHz 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Integrated GraphicMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 12.3-Inch Tablet with Keyboard (Black) and Pen (Silver) - (Intel Core M3-6Y30 900 MHz 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Integrated Graphic

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 355 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and screen are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the connectivity and camera.

performance, portability, usability, screen, design

reliability, price, battery, camera, connectivity

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5)Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: The notebook, reinvented

 

The Surface looks little like a notebook. It doesn't sell with a keyboard and trackpad. What you get is a slate with a kickstand and the digital equivalent of a pen. This hardly sounds like a device that could replace a computer, but it unequivocally...

Keyboard cover is fantastic ; Notebook-grade hardware, with processors up to Intel core i7 ; Optimised for Windows 10 ; Rich 12.3-inch display

Only one USB port ; Keyboard cover is an optional extra

Microsoft set out to make a tablet that can replace your notebook with the first-generation Surface, but it truly realised its ambition with the Surface Pro 4. The original design stems from what we need from a notebook today. It needs to be as mobile...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: The notebook, reinvented

 

Microsoft has done a lot more than replace the notebook

Keyboard cover is fantastic ; Notebook-grade hardware, with processors up to Intel core i7 ; Optimised for Windows 10 ; Rich 12.3-inch display

Only one USB port ; Keyboard cover is an optional extra

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Surface Pro 4 review: Still the king of tablet PCs

 

The new Surface Pro 4 is Microsoft taking a victory lap -- and a well-deserved one at that.

The Surface Pro 4 fits a larger screen with a higher resolution into a slightly slimmer body than last year's model. The pen and keyboard cover are also improved, and this is one of the first mobile systems shipping with Intel's latest processors

Microsoft still refuses to include the Type Cover keyboard by default, forcing a separate purchase. Battery life still isn't enough for a full day

A host of small refinements cements the Surface Pro 4's position as the best-in-class Windows tablet -- so long as you're prepared to pay extra for the required keyboard cover accessory.

Oct, 2015

Recommended

Expert review by : Ben Mansill (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Microsoft Surface 4 Pro

 

Exquisite build and design.

... Microsoft has delivered an outstanding device.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Ian Betteridge (crn.com.au)

Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 4

 

It's expensive, but here's why buyers won't regret it.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (arnnet.com.au)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: It's faster, it's better, and it has more competition

 

Microsoft re-engineers the Surface Pro 4 tablet for performance, adding a new Intel Skylake processor, an improved Type Cover, and even a better Surface Dock.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Super portable

 

I have had the laptop for almost two years now and have not had any issue with it. Very light and easy to carry around so it is the perfect equipment if you work in a hot-desk environment. The only downside would be it only has one usb port. Apart from...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

not bad

 

its super expensive....very responsive, amazing speed....battery is rubbish...i was coming from apple background where i ipad and macbooks have amazing batteries...surface pro 4 battery is rubbish...i also didn't know that it has a fan...very...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Perfect!

 

I love love love this tablet so much. It's easy to bring in your bag and you can still get stuff done with it. I used to bring around my laptop everywhere but not anymore because this does the exact same job. Great for artists and designers especially....

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Very surprised by how good this is.

 

I have been a mac guy for 15+ years have a old ibook G4! However Work made the switch to PC and have given us all surface pros 4s for work. I have been so impressed with this computer that I would buy one for my wife. I also run a 32 inch screen which...

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Audio / Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
FM radio:N / No
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery life (max):9
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:9
Continuous video playback time:13.5 / 9
Standby time:9

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y / Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Swivel Camera:N / No / Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Design

Band colour:Black
Cable lock slot:N / No
Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Device Type:Full-size tablet / Wristband
Form factor:Convertible (Detachable) / Slate
Kids tablet: No
Maximum strap length:20.6
Minimum strap length:18

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 3:2
Display diagonal:31.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2736 x 1824 / 2763 x 1824
LED Backlight:No / Y / Yes
Pixel density:267
Reading mode:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Dual-touch / Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Graphics adapter:HD GRAPHICS 515 / HD Graphics 520 / HD GRAPHICS 620 / Iris Graphics / Iris Graphics 540
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Maximum graphics adapter memory:16384 / 1700 / 32000 / 32768
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4

Navigation

Position location:Y

Networking

3G:N / No / Yes
4G:N / No / Y
AirPlay:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:Y
DVI port:N
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-d,VT-x
Internal RAM:16 / 4 / 8
Kids tablet: No
Material:Magnesium
Numeric keypad:N
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Optical Drive Type:N
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 1515 / BGA1356 / BGA1515 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / LGA1151 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
RAM capacity:16 / 4 / 8
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 256
Total Storage Capacity:256
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Carrying case: Yes
Docking station included:Y / Yes
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard language:Belgian / Dutch
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Keyboard supplied:N / No / Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Stylus pen:N / Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / No
Barometer:Y / Yes
Calories burned:Y
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N / No
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Hours slept:Y
Magnetometer:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Position location:N / No / Y
Proximity sensor: Yes
Quality of sleep:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes
Workout tracking:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector type:Microsoft Surface Connector / Microsoft Surface Connector,Microsoft Surface Cover / Microsoft Surface Cover / Panasonic 24-pin
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / No / Y / Yes
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mini-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Life:2
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Processor

Bus type:DMI3 / OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Low halogen options available: Yes
PCI Express configurations:1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2+2x1,2x2,1x4,4x1 / 1x4,4x1
Processor ARK ID:88185 / 88190 / 88192 / 88198 / 91497
Processor boost frequency:2.2 / 3 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.40
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Last Level Cache / Smart Cache / SmartCache
Processor code:SR2BY / SR2EN / SR2F0 / SR2F1 / SR2KA
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core M / Intel Core m3 / Intel® Core™ M
Processor frequency:0.9 / 2.2 / 2.20 / 2.4 / 2.6 / 2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-6300U / I5-6400 / I7-6600U / I7-6650U / M3-6Y30
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor package size:20 / 37.5 / 42
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6400 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel Core m3-6Y series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor threads:4
Scalability:1S
Stepping:D1 / K1 / R0
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0 / SSE4.2,AVX 2.0,SSE4.1
System bus rate:4 / 8
Tcase:71
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 4.5 / 65
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00 / Yes
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00 / Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Operating System Version:10
Platform:Windows
Trial software:Microsoft Office / Office / Office 30-day / Office 365

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512
Storage Media:SSD

System requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android, Windows Phone, iOS

Technical Details

Internal RAM:16 / 4 / 8
Material:Magnesium
Processor Manufacturer:Intel

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.1 / 201.4 / 29.2 / 8.45 / 8.5
Height :20.1 / 201.4 / 29.2 / 8.45
Weight:766 / 786
Width:20.1 / 29.2 / 292.1