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Software giant Microsoft today announced its next-generation Surface Pro laptop/tablet hybrid, the Surface Pro 4. Designed to take Apple’s upcoming $799 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the $899 Surface Pro 4 offers updated hardware and software features like Windows Hello, the Cortana personal assistant, and of course Windows 10.

The thinnest and most powerful Surface yet, the Surface Pro 4 features a larger display than its predecessor, fitting a 12.3-inch display in the same physical footprint as the older twelve-inch device, making the laptop/tablet hybrid compatible with the existing crop of keyboard accessories on the market.

Microsoft also designed a brand new stylus to go with the Surface Pro 4. They’re calling it the Surface Pen and it’s extremely sensitive at detecting 1,024 levels of pressure.

Surface Pro 4

As mentioned, the new Surface Pro 4 features a 12.3-inch PixelSense 3:2 aspect ratio display in the same physical footprint as the older twelve-inch device. At only 8.4 mm thin and weighing in at 786 grams (1.73 pounds), the new Surface is thinner and lighter than its predecessor.

The PixelSense screen has five million pixels at a resolution of 2,736-by-1,824 pixels at 267 pixels per inch. The contrast ratio is 1300:1. Each display has been individually calibrated to achieve a hundred percent sRGB color.

The new Surface, rated with up to nine hours of battery life for vide playback, is driven by Intel’s sixth-generation Skylake processors (Core m, Core i5 and Core i7), with Microsoft claiming the device to be one-third faster than its predecessor and up to 50 percent faster than Apple’s MacBook Air notebook.

The gizmo runs Microsoft’s Windows 10, which can run both desktop and tablet applications, as the Surface was designed to be a tablet that can replace your laptop.

Check out Microsoft’s rather nicely done promotional video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gh4o9IqeEU

If you can’t see the video embed, watch it on YouTube.

The device incorporates a fingerprint sensor on the keyboard, has the 0.4mm-thick Gorilla Glass 4 covering the front and runs a Microsoft-designed ‘G5’ chipset which controls the Surface’s responsive touchscreen. Built-in flash storage can be upgraded from the base 128 GB to up to one terabytes while the memory varies by model at 4 GB, 8 GB or 16 GB.

Wireless stack supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO and Bluetooth 4.0. Other hardware features include a five-megapixel front camera with 1080p video capture, an eight-megapixel sensor out the back with auto-focus and 1080p video capture, stereo microphones, stereo speakers with Dolby audio, one full-size USB 3.0 port, a Mini DisplayPort and a microSD card reader.

A handy side-by-side comparison of the Surface Pro 4 features versus those of previous Surface models is available at the official website. More about the Surface Pro 4 is available in Microsoft’s fact sheet.

Surface Pen

The all-new Surface Pen is bundled with the Surface Pro 4.

It can detect 1,024 levels of pressure so it’s more sensitive and accurate then before. The Surface Pen has an eraser on one end and attaches magnetically to the side of the Surface Pro 4 when not in use.

Microsoft Surface Pen image 001
Image via The Verge.

A dedicated button on the stylus lets you invoke Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant. A built-in battery provides “all-year battery life,” according to Microsoft.

Last but not least, an all-new Type Cover (sold separately) is available for the new Surface, featuring a redesigned mechanical keyboard, an optional fingerprint reader and backward compatibility with the existing Surface Pro 3 devices.

Pricing

Here’s what the Surface Pro 4 will cost you:

  • $899—128 GB 6th Generation Intel CoreTM M3 with 4 GB of RAM
  • $999—128 GB 6th Generation Intel CoreTM i5 with 4 GB of RAM
  • $1,299—256 GB 6th Generation Intel CoreTM i5 with 8 GB of RAM
  • $1,599—256 GB 6th Generation Intel CoreTM i7 with 8 GB of RAM
  • $1,799—256 GB 6th Generation Intel CoreTM i7 with 16 GB of RAM
  • $2,199—512 GB 6th Generation Intel CoreTM i7 with 16 GB of RAM

These are estimated retail prices so actual retail pricing may wary.

Availability

The new Surface Pro 4 and the new accessories are available for pre-order in select markets October 7, 2015. The Surface Pro 4 starts at $899 and is scheduled to ship on October 26 in Canada and the United States, with additional markets to follow. The Surface Pen is provided in a variety of colors.

  • kickinghorse99

    I will take 1 😉

  • Manor

    To be honest, the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book killed the iPad Pro and potentially the MacBook Air

    • Definitely. The surface pro 3 was already has better specs than the iPad pro.

      • Shinonuke

        If you’re into specs, then Android phone is for you. The question is will the surface out perform the iPad pro. I guess it will due to it being i5 and i7. I have many Apple products, but I still like the surface. It feels solid even with their lesser RT version. Oh and I don’t have to worry about buying a case for it because I don’t care whether it scratches or not.

      • Micrones

        The Surface Pro 3 already outperforms the Ipad due its processors and the Surface Pro 4 will even do better.
        Personally, its a travesty to even compare the surface pro 4 to Ipad Pro based on what we know so far about both products

      • M_thoroughbred

        The surface pro is a direct competitor to the MacBook Air not to the iPad pro. The surface is a full fledged PC that acts as a tablet while the iPad is just that a tablet. Either way this thing is a beast. I once said that would never go back to using Windows PC after buying my first MacBook Pro in 2011. I might have to eat those words and dabble with Windows once again. Lol

      • The specs on the surface make it way more capable. The iPad Pro’s only advantages comes at extra costs. The surface is a powerful netbook/laptop that kills it out of the box. I’m an Apple fan sure but ever since the surface pro 3 and now windows 10, Microsoft is really making a comeback.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah ill admit it, its awsome! Ill get the ipad pro because i already got all the apps for it. And am well invested into apples eco system. But the new surface is somthing i woukd recommend for others.

      • Manor

        Do you have an iPad or Laptop right now? I don’t see a point of buying the iPad Pro since it runs iOS. Not that iOS is bad they just didn’t show any advantage of it compared to the Air 2 besides the speakers and larger screen (which could be a disadvantage)

      • Anonymous

        I had an iPad, currently have a macbook pro. The reason i want the ipad pro is for speak selection and the Apple pencil. Im in school and being able to write on the tablet would save on miscellaneous items. I want the iOS not OSX versions for the speak selection because siri can read faster then i can, but i can listen and thus get through text books faster. So using these two fetures woukd work better for my own personal needs. I do agree with you screen size can be a disadvantage in some cases thus why i dont get the plus iphones. But since im hoping to replace my macbook pro i also want the larger screen size for my tablet. If everthing works out ill be selling my macbook and have my iphone and ipad pro as my moblie devices and keep the imac as the big gun at home.

    • Micrones

      Killed the Ipad Pro before the space grade aluminum billet even left the smelting factory

    • Maxim∑

      Core M3 is really low end, Microsoft did a great job marketing but there pricing tiers are really bad. In some places much worse than Apple’s

      • Rowan09

        I agree I’m surprise no one is mentioning a full laptop with only 128GB a low end processor selling for $899+ tax without the $100+ keyboard and pen. You’ll end up spending about $1100+ on a low end computer. People kill the iPhone for having 16GB but think it’s ok for a laptop to come with 128GB? The Surface Pro is nice but way too expensive for those specs and space. If this is suppose to be a device for professionals they will need a lot of space, hence why I believe the iPad Pro stays with IOS.

      • George

        “A full laptop with 128gb” ummmm have you not seen what macbook air and macbook pro come with?

      • Rowan09

        Did you not see my price comparison up top? An computer with 128GB selling for over $1000 is a rip off

      • George

        so you are saying the macbook pro is a rip off too.

      • Rowan09

        Any computer selling for $1000+ with 128GB is a rip off.

      • George

        kk

      • Watch as he backtracks on that statement in the future…

      • TechToch

        the pen is included with the tablet

        and they keyboard you dont meed to buy it can be used without it

      • Rowan09

        Windows is still not touch optimized so you need a keyboard and mouse.

      • TechToch

        windows is not touch opimized !!!??

        what are you talking about did you try windows 10 and tablet mode ?

      • Rowan09

        No but there’s someone on here who owns a Surface Pro and said the same thing. What exactly do you expect people to code with the screen or write papers using Word on the screen?

      • Take every claim from Rowan09 with a bucket of salt. He just pulls loads of claims from his behind thinking they’ll become fact, yet he’ll NEVER have any sources to back them up with conventional logic…

      • Lower than what’s in the $1300 MacBook? Core M3 is only in the starting model ($899), and it gives the option of choosing slightly lighter package by not requiring the fan (1.69 lb vs 1.73 lb) over performance…

      • Maxim∑

        The Core M3 model is not fanless. Only the regular Surface 3 with a celeron is fanless. The MacBook comparable version is also $1,299 + 129 for the keyboard (i5/8GB RAM). And the surface book is $1,899 with half the GPU memory and a dual core processor. Compared to the 15in Pro with 2GB of VRAM and a HQ series i7 quad core processor.

        I view the lowest tier Surface like the MacBook 2015.. Completely useless. Not ARM but to slow to actually do anything besides tablet stuff. At that point might as well buy a chrome book or whatever.

        The Surface Pro 4 is great but not cheaper, and the book is clearly first gen better to wait on that.

      • “The Core M3 model is not fanless. Only the regular Surface 3 with a celeron is fanless.”

        Really? Wonder why it weighs less then…wouldn’t think the processor is that lighter.

        “The MacBook comparable version is also $1,299 + 129 for the keyboard (i5/8GB RAM).”

        You talking of the MacBook Air or the 2015 MacBook?

        “And the surface book is $1,899 with half the GPU memory and a dual core processor.”

        Mind sharing where you got the exact dedicated GPU model? Also, don’t forget the Surface Book has 20-33% longer battery and is still 3 times as versatile, add a Wacom Cintiq (bit. ly/1AWZ58u) to the MacBook package to get price equivalence.

        “The Surface Pro 4 is great but not cheaper”

        True, if you just look at it flat out, yeah it’s not cheaper. However, when you take into consideration everything it’s replacing with it’s versatility, it is a whole lot more cheaper. No need for a companion tablet ike the iPad Air 2 ($500), no need for a Wacom Cintiq Digitizer Drawing Board ($1000+), no need for a mid-high-end Laptop like the MacBook Air ($1000), and no need for Binders/5-star notebooks/logs of paper nor printing handouts/slides/modules (continuously adds up as a student). That’s already worth over $2500 in uses, selling for just $130 more than the MacBook Air…saving over $1000.

        “the book is clearly first gen better to wait on that.”

        100% Agree.

      • Maxim∑

        Yeah I agree with everything, Surface 4 Pro looks great I’m just going to wait out on the thermal testing first since its thinner. But I’m sure the M3/i5 will do ok its more the i7 that might have issues like the Pro 3

    • Matt

      The surface book might potentially make the MBP look bad as well.

  • Claude Champagne

    Too bad it’s running on Windows…

    I could imagine a similar thing running OS X while on keyboard and iOS when without.

    • thunderqus

      Good luck with that, Apple will never produce such a thing (in near future).

      • Micrones

        Apple will not but as you can see, Apple is meeting its match in so many ways gradually.
        I use both platforms and have a MBP and Surface 3 and i can tell you with Microsoft release today, Apple is not the only game in town anymore, mate.

      • JoJo

        Never in the near future eh?

    • Julio M.

      I run Windows 10 on my Mac, and I am really liking it, have you given it a try?

    • Matt

      It’s possible to make it into a Hackintosh. It’s been done quite a few times before.

  • Micrones

    With the release of Windows 10 and the strides it has made, coupled with the products released by Microsoft today, this just goes to show that Apple is not the only game in town.
    Other companies are producing innovative designs and cutting edge products as evidenced by Microsoft, The domain of unique products is now occupied by other companies apart from Apple now.
    Surface has redefined its own product class that is now being copied by IPad Pro and today , Microsoft did even better again
    Hate it or not, sincere techies will admit that Microsoft did well today..

    In the nearest future, it is going to be quite hard to state who makes better and superior products

    • Joseiscoollike

      Yeah, you’re right. Sure it was bumpy start with Windows RT and 8 and 8.1 but Micosoft is finally there with the touch input.

      Apple on the the other hand is still obviously keeping iOS and Mac OS separate and don’t want to merge them anytime soon. I honestly think that’s a huge missed opportunity.

      Plus the specks of the iPad Pro and those lower end Macs can’t rival the Surface and the Surface Book at all even though price range is almost the same.

      Microsoft is definitely starting to take charge again and showing that it can become a leader in this space once again.

      • Micrones

        I like my Apple products and i am device agnostic but i think Apple’s plan of always putting sub par specs in its products and marketing the hell out of it will hurt the company at some point in the future.
        As it is, most companies are getting better, in the hardware and software arena and Microsoft will maintain its dominance in the PC segment no matter how much that market declines with the release of these new products, which will set the standards for the likes of Dell, HP and Lenovo.
        Soon, the only reason to remain loyal to any platform will simply be due to the fact that one is heavily invested into the ecosystem and not because of the platform’s superior hardware or software.

      • Rowan09

        What are you talking about the Surface Pro and Book are not cheap devices and cost more for less than the Air and Mbp.

  • Franklin Richards

    Took them a while but Microsoft has come up with something special.

  • Vince Reedy

    I love me some Apple products but that thing is like…

  • Merman123

    This is what I expected from the iPad pro.

    • Rowan09

      For those prices?

      • M_Hawke

        You are an Apple fan and complaining about prices???!!! 🙂

      • Rowan09

        Huh? What does owning Apple products along with Microsoft, Sony and Android have to do with being expensive?

      • M_Hawke

        As you should know (I’m assuming you have purchased Apple products) Apple’s prices are premium pricing. What does it “have to do with being expensive?” Really? Oh well.

      • Rowan09

        Yes and it largely due to bring them also being in the retail business. Who’s paying all those employees making $17+ and hour. Who cares is Apples products is expensive I’m speaking about this overpriced hybrid. I only have an issue with the space allotted and hailed as the only laptop you need with only 128GB hard drive and no keyboard and mouse included in the base price.

      • M_Hawke

        OK, whatev. The iPad doesn’t come with a keyboard or a mouse, either. And the Surface still has expandable memory. But the point being that you used the word “overpriced.” My point is that it’s all relative, even if you are only talking about this hybrid. Makes no dif. It’s just hilarious to me that an Apple products buyer/owner says anything is “overpriced,” because that’s the essence of all Apple product price tags. LOL

      • Rowan09

        Give me the overpriced Apple product besides what I said (any computer for $1000 with 128GB is a ripoff)? When you buy a Samsung phone for example from them and it goes bad you have to come out of pocket even if it’s a manufacturer defect. My wife has the S6 Edge and the fingerprint scanner stopped working for some reason and they wanted her to pay $35 just for getting a new phone. You also have the luxury of just going into a retail store to get your device fixed right away, people pay for convenience and warranty with an Apple product. Let now even talk about quality either (and I’m not speaking of materials used). My 4s still works good with IOS 9 while my Note 2 is sluggish with barely anything on it with the last update before 5.0.

      • Haha, don’t bother talking conventional logic with Rowan, he’s just a narcissistic hypocrite pulling claims out of his behind thinking they’ll become fact. He’ll never have any rational logic to back up his BS claims.

      • M_Hawke

        Oh, and it does go up to a 512 GB HD, just like the MBP.

      • Rowan09

        Dude look at the price and still with no keyboard or mouse. This idiom that Apple owners don’t care about price is just stupid, not everyone is rich (hell the rich cares more about price than the poor) and if you’ve notice their price is pretty much in line with everyone else especially in the phone department.

      • M_Hawke

        Dude, this convo has gone way beyond me just laughing at a statement and has gone way into “I really don’t care” territory. Then for the discussion.

      • M_Hawke

        *thanks

  • hkgsulphate

    its a good thing they are forcing apple to innovate

    • Micrones

      At this rate, Apple will have to innovate a lot faster than it is doing presently.

      As it is, the Ipad Pro is already crippled before its release.

      The release of the next MBP or any other product including the next Iphone has to be very innovative and unique or else Apple will start to look bland and uninteresting except to diehard Apple fans

      • Vince Reedy

        I agree. I own a mac mini for the house and I use a hackintosh for portable along with an iPad and my iPhone. I’ve tried and tried to part with my cash to get a MBA or MBP but I just can’t bring myself to do it. This gives me even less reason to do it. The new Macbook next to this thing just looks like a kid’s toy.

      • Micrones

        That’s the point, soon it is going to be hard to justify buying Apple’s products unless they innovate very quickly and personally they aren’t doing that well lately and just rehashing existing products with nothing game changing

      • Rowan09

        How is Microsoft exactly innovating with these products? They don’t design anything in the product at all and other hybrids have similar if not the same parts for a fraction of the price.

      • utsav koju

        Really. Surface is first in its category to bring that form factor. and SB hindge, battery and GPU placement is really good.

      • Rowan09

        It’s not the first there were and are many others, it might be the most popular.

      • utsav koju

        See Hololens dude. and you will really admire what R&D @ Microsoft is doing. Microsoft is really innovating a lot and i am amaze what they are doing lately.

      • Rowan09

        So is Sony, Google, Facebook, etc. Apple doesn’t tell what they are doing while others usually do.

      • utsav koju

        That because. Apple’s R&D is sleeping lately. Apples C&V (copy and paste) department is really active these days. In years time i found force touch to be only innovation they have made.

      • Rowan09

        Not sleeping at all as the A9 is putting up tremendous numvers. Touch ID is also very innovative

      • utsav koju

        TouchId was innovated 2 years back and IMO they didn’t innovated that product instead they purchase a company which build one. and in case of A9 they are upgrading their chipset. You can’t mark it as innovation; its a upgrade program.

      • Rowan09

        Huh? So how is the Surface Pro and Book innovative they are just upgrades with Intel chips? You’re speaking on Hololens as if it’s released, every company has R&D we don’t know about especially Apple.

      • Rowan09

        iPad Pro and Surface Pro are two different devices.

      • Micrones

        Depends on your perspective but from both companies and as obvious to everyone out there, they are targeting the same market and that is how they have been positioned by both Microsoft and Apple

        Ipad Pro and Surface Pro are aiming for the professionals and enterprise market, even with the key features they are still aiming for same market.

      • Rowan09

        The iPad itself was always targeting enterprise. The iPad Pro is just Apples way of charging for more with a new name and robust internals. I just don’t agree that to be a Pro device it must run a full OS. The Surface Pro runs a full OS along with the Surface, HP hybrids, etc so why should I purchase the Surface for significantly more with way less? At the end of the day if you have a full laptop you need space and no functionality can make up for having space to download those applications.

      • “so why should I purchase the Surface for significantly more with way less? “

        Uhm, way less in what department? Point out this cheaper competition that offers everything the Surface does or more for less…won’t be surprised if it’s just your typical BS claiming on the roll yet again.

      • Rowan09

        Once again price point with the limited space is and will always be my complaint. People buy this device are not using it to make movies, or produce they purchase a real laptop with a big screen for that no matter how great you think this thing really is.

      • “Once again price point with the limited space is and will always be my complaint. “

        Once again, you make broad, idiotic BS claims, and never have anything conventional to back it up…

        “People buy this device are not using it to make movies, or produce they purchase a real laptop with a big screen for that no matter how great you think this thing really is.”

        Maybe if they’re ignoramus like you, they’ll ignore cheaper options that match their basic needs. If they’re a student or professional, they’ll easily pick this up for AutoCAD, notes, etc.

        Lesson deeply learned; you’re just a narcissistic hypocrite that pulls claims out of their behind and never has anything factual to back it up. Gonna refer others back to these conversations next time I see you misinforming others. Done with you.

      • Rowan09

        Try as you may it has limited space for way too much and sorry it’s not justified. You jump at Apple when they are expensive and try to tell me why not pay more if I need the space when it’s already priced too high. To each his or her own, I will never buy one of these things. Doing AutoCAD on a small screen is also not useful at all. I have a bunch of architects who has computers with a screen at least 15″+ for their drawings.

  • L J

    That thing is a beauty, pretty pricey but still a beauty. I don’t have any need for a laptop but if I did, this would definitely be on my Christmas wishlist. 256GB i7

  • Gregg

    How many GBs for the OS? What’s left over?

  • rockdude094

    I think Microsoft just woke up and they are firing on all cylinders

  • Cole Mahoney

    Does surface pro 3 cost less now?

  • Jamessmooth

    I was all in for the iPad pro, but now I’m not so sure. The only thing that bothers me is that no LTE?

    • The only thing that bothers me is that no LTE?

      Buy a dongle or MiFi device. The fact that the Surface Pro 4 is a proper computer that can get stuff done and runs a full version of Windows should be enough of a reason to buy it over the iPad Pro (which is basically just a gigantic iPad). Heck you can’t even develop for an iPad Pro without owning a Mac where as you could design, develop and build software for the Surface Pro 4 on the Surface Pro 4…

      • JoJo

        Honestly, it looks great but to work on surface tablet is a bother unless you use it as a laptop and connect the keyboard and a mouse. When you are using a surface as a tablet it becomes painfully clear that Windows (yes even W10 in tablet mode) is not a OS optimized for touch. I am typing this from a surface tablet and use it daily however I cannot count the times each day I miss the button I want to press on just because they are simply too small.

        The iPad does not have this problem at all

      • Rowan09

        Thank you. A hybrid needs a keyboard and mouse and when you add those things you might as well just get a full hybrid with all those things.

      • Which UI elements are you having trouble tapping on? Is it in an olden days Desktop application? Or one from the Windows Store?

      • Rowan09

        I would love to see you try and right code on a surface without a keyboard. You can also right code for apps on an iPad and Android devices as well. The Surface Pro is running a full OS and so is its little brother now the Surface 3.

      • I could almost certainly write code on a Surface device without a keyboard. Sure it might not be a pretty experience but that’s besides the point. The point I was attempting to make is that these devices are powerful, much more powerful than any iPad and even more powerful than an iPad Pro. There’s so much more you can do on these devices than paint, draw or edit documents.

        As to your point regarding it’s possible to code on an iPad you’re not wrong but what you can and can’t do is severely limited. For example while you could theoretically write an app for an iPad on an iPad you’d need another computer or a server somewhere to compile the software and prepare it for testing on the device.

      • Rowan09

        I understand but how are you comparing this device to an unreleased device in terms of performance? The low end Surface is not a beast at all.

  • Matt

    Even the Pro 3 made the iPad Pro look bad.
    Apple really needs to stop slacking and pick their asses up because the competition is starting to win me over.

    • iPhoneWINS

      ummm no that product failed…lool

      • Matt

        The surface Pro 3 failed?
        Where did you hear that because last time I’ve saw reviews everyone raved about the Pro 3

      • JoJo

        Well if you just compare sales-numbers to an iPad for example one could say it failed.

      • Matt

        The surface did not fail. Of course it sold less than iPads, and same will most likely happen to the Pro 4. But we’re talking here about the superior product which in this case is the Surface Pro that can do far more than an iPad ever could.

      • George

        Major price difference between the surface and an iPad. So of course apple sold more.

      • Rowan09

        And different products as well.

      • Micrones

        That is an ignorant statement again………..

  • iPhoneWINS

    fail..

    • That_Fruitarian

      It’s no fail. In fact, if it ran OS X, I’d be all over this.

  • Chuck Finley

    Man that looks amazing. The main advantage here is that it’s running a full desktop OS instead of a hamstrung mobile OS.

  • AminTj

    does it support 4G? sim card?!

  • Unknow Unknow

    So cus it got cheaper I have to buy that???? I guess Apple has their own market and Mickiesof has the rest if you think for a moment every body like Amazon,windows,same sung, stole or had access to Apple line up of products they just put in the market before Apple just like Mickiesoft in the 80′ but Apple this time they didn’t jump with new stuff every single month like Samsung they now are running low in ideas cus they used all it already like Amazon tv now Apple has their new atv what will be the next step for Amazon wait for stole another idea from Apple? Also the jailbreak it’s no more than a bunch of leaks from Apple iOS who can be so stupid than believe that Apple took ideas from cydia?

    • M_Hawke

      Wow, that was a rant of a run-on-sentence that really was garbled up with irrelevant points.

  • M_Hawke

    Wow! Now THAT’S something I will be saving my money for! And great ad, too.

  • Jonathan Talbot

    People are all getting the iPad Pro wrong… the iPad Pro is not a replacement to laptops, it’s still a tablet that is NOT to be used as a laptop. It’s to be used by graphic designers, people who want to be creative, and wont use it everytime… Therefore people pls stop comparing hte iPad Po with laptops or laptop alternatives…. compare it with tablets ONLY!

    • utsav koju

      That means you have to pay separately to owe a laptop; which might cost $1.5K and pro cost you another 0.8K for baseline model where as you get SPro4 for 1.2K which is i7, 256gb model.

      • Jonathan Talbot

        iPad Pro is not for average users, it’s for professionals 😉 it wont lag and bug and have shitty apps 😉 and they need to invest in such products, even if its a little pricey 😉

  • I would have jumped on this and sold my 256GB SSD 8GB RAM Surface Pro 2 if it had a Thunderbolt 3 USB Type C Port…no loss, still loving my Pro 2 🙂

    It’s Digitizer Pen + OneNote benefits are showing more than ever during this 2 month technical training for my job. EVERYDAY, I watch colleagues, even with their toyPads and Laptops/MacBooks, printing and carrying 1000s of paper worth of textbooks, binders, handouts/modules/slides, lab reports, etc, while I just carry my Surface Pro 2 + Digital Ink Pen 😛 Never print anything except when it needs to be handed in, like Assignments, which I do in OneNote, erase, correct/adjust and review as much as I want, then print it like it’s the first time writing it on paper; no smudges nor wear/tear nor anymore of those “start from scratch” moments 😀

    • M_Hawke

      I’m envious. One day….

  • Charles Yu

    You spelt ‘vary’ wrong.

  • @sexyhamthing

    Taking on the ipad pro? Surface is an established line, its an update you dingleberries.

  • ClaudieX X

    A Company paying people to write about their FANTASTIC product and smashing every Apple product on every Apple blog … Soooo Samsung…. Even in this… Microsoft is behind Others…