Surface Pro 4 Review
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Microsoft’s frustration with third party hardware providers like Dell and HP has seen it morph, Apple-style, into a device manufacturer in the past few years. Beginning modestly with the original Xbox, and later the Zune MP3 player, these days the home-built hardware ranges from the all-seeing Xbox One to Windows 10 Mobile devices like the Lumia 950, and the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

Launched in 2012, the Surface series began life in two forms. First was the high end, Intel Core-powered Surface Pro, which this device is a successor to. Later came the occasionally useful ARM-powered Surface RT Microsoft Surface Tablet Review and Giveaway Microsoft Surface Tablet Review and Giveaway The Surface tablet is a flagship Microsoft product -- its first foray into the tablet market as a hardware manufacturer. It’s almost as locked-down as the iPad - the only applications you can install and... Read More , running a bizarre version of Windows that was essentially a successor to Windows CE. Curiously, this resulted in a world where Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8: The Complete Review Windows Phone 8: The Complete Review Question: how do you improve on perfection? Answer: you wait for someone else to have a go. A quick look around the smartphone market reveals that Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems are top... Read More was better than the version of Windows 8 appearing on some hardware.

Let’s just say the evolution of Microsoft’s PC hardware has been heralded by some particularly fraught birth pangs – so can the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 overcome all of that? To find out, I decided to use one for a week…


Our device, which we’ll be giving away at the end of this review, is the Core M variety of the Surface Pro 4, which basically puts it at the bottom of the pile in terms of specification.


Our version comes with a dual core Intel Skylake Core M3 CPU, 900 MHz up to 2.2 GHz burst with a 4 MB cache, 4 GB on board RAM and a 128 GB SSD. An Intel HD graphics 515 GPU is also present behind the 12.3 inch 2736×1824 (267ppi) Pixel Sense display. This offers a 3:2 aspect ratio, more like an iPad than any of the previous 16:9 ratio Surface Pro models. The Core M3 version weighs just 766 grams (786 grams for the Core i5 and Core i7), and the tablet includes a Mini DisplayPort, a single USB 3.0 port and a microSD slot for adding further storage.

On board, Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) is pre-installed, along with a 30-day trial of Microsoft Office.

Now, just because this is the Surface Pro 4 with the low powered CPU doesn’t mean that this device isn’t worth using. Sure, certain tasks may well prove a problem, and you won’t get the same slick enjoyment of the top-end Surface Pro 4 as you may have seen in the adverts…

… but if you’re looking for a compact office device to replace your laptop, or need a tool that ships with a stylus, or simply want to own a Windows tablet but don’t want to spend big bucks, this is the sensible price point to start.

The question of course, is whether you will get the right sort of Windows 10 experience from the Surface Pro 4.

Human Interface and the Surface Pro 4

I’ve owned a couple of Windows tablets previously, giving me a good idea of what to look for in the Surface Pro 4. As a result, it’s worth starting with the human interface devices that ship with the tablet, a stylus, and the (optional) keyboard.

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As you’ll have spotted in the video above, the stylus is a useful piece of kit, and feels far more impressive than the cheap plastic pen that shipped with the original Surface Pro. The new device is magnetic, and can snap onto the left and right edges of the Surface, putting it within reach wherever you are and whatever you’re doing.

Setting up the stylus occurs on first boot, where holding the button on the end (where the rubber might be on a pencil) syncs the Bluetooth device with your new slimline PC. You’re then greeted with an impressive truth – this is more than a stylus, and is also integrated with OneNote. A single click with launch Microsoft’s free note-taking app, enabling you to get to work with any physical note-taking as quickly as you like.


Unfortunately, this is where the slick veneer of being impressed is sliced bare with the subtlety of a knife covered in salt. Double clicking the end of the stylus will supposedly take a screenshot, and this it does… until OneNote also launches. There is absolutely no sense in this, a faux pas that evokes memories of Microsoft’s worst mistakes.

Unlike earlier Surface devices and their accompanying styli, there has been a massive improvement in build quality and sensitivity. Additional pressure when writing or drawing gives the impression of pressing down on paper, and the resulting harder, slightly thicker pen lines.

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The keyboard is marginally better. As with previous versions of the Surface Pro, this is a magnetic device, designed to snap to the base edge of the Surface where a handful of connectors enable communication between the two devices. Again following the route of previous keyboards, the device is finished with a sort of rubberized felt which is comfortable to rest your hands on, but is sadly too small to get used to if you have anything but the smallest hands.

On one hand, this is to do with the dimensions of the keyboard, just as it is with the arrangement of the keys. But on the other, it is also a problem with the two ways in which the keyboard can be used. Ostensibly the “flat mode” should result in improved typing because the feedback/bounce is reduced – the keyboard is fully supported by the desk. The other option, where a portion of the keyboard folds up to the lower edge of the display, thereby creating a more comfortable typing angle, but leads to less accurate typing.


In usual circumstances I type at an average of around 60 words per minute. Not superfast by any means; useless as a PA, but ideal for a writer. Sadly, on the cramped environs of the Surface Pro keyboard, this speed is knocked down to 55 wpm. Not a massive cut, but after a week of use, it isn’t unreasonable to expect this to be closer to the usual figure.

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For me, the difference isn’t about size, but layout.

Build Comparison with Older Models

Compared with the bulky first generation Surface Pro, the new Surface Pro 4 retains the high build quality. The metal chassis is a little warmer, but the trapezium shaped body is familiar and a little lighter. Small air vents around the tablet expel excess heat, while the kickstand is a marked improvement on earlier models, able to sit at any angle. Very useful.

The redesign of the magnetic connectors for the power cable and keyboard make compatibility with older Surface hardware impossible, but given the new device is a different shape, this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise.

Day to Day Use

To get an idea of how useful it is as a computer – as opposed to a spec-light Windows tablet – I spent a week using the Surface Pro 4 (Core M model) for word processing, web browsing, social networking and light gaming (anything from Halo: Spartan Assault Windows 8 Gaming Hits Second Gear With Halo: Spartan Assault Windows 8 Gaming Hits Second Gear With Halo: Spartan Assault One of the greatest video game franchises, Halo has been shy of Windows PC since Halo 2 was released in 2004. Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows 8 changes all of that – but is it... Read More to Minecraft Should You Get the Minecraft Windows 10 Edition? Should You Get the Minecraft Windows 10 Edition? If you bought Minecraft in the past, you can get the Windows 10 edition for free. Otherwise, you could use a 90 minute free trial. Meanwhile, see how we liked Minecraft on Windows 10. Read More ).

The first thing I noticed was the considerable portability of the device. While there isn’t too much difference in weight between this and the original Surface Pro, the larger dimensions and the snugness of the Type Cover (with its suede finish) makes this version of the Microsoft Surface Pro series an easy to carry portable computing solution.


Similarly, the ease with which the keyboard/cover can be detached makes the transition from laptop replacement to iPad replacement pretty effortless.

However, the OS itself isn’t quite wise to the intricacies of switching mode. While it is simple enough to switch from desktop to tablet mode using the button Tablet mode button in the Action Center, there is no automatic switch from desktop to tablet mode if you detach the keyboard, for instance.

This would seem to be a pretty logical piece of functionality, so let’s hope it is added at some point.

The Surface Pro 4 as a Tablet

No review of this hybrid laptop/tablet can be complete without at least a short assessment of its suitability as a tablet. Heavier and a bit weightier than an iPad Air, the Surface Pro 4 is nevertheless comfortable to hold.

The real problem, as with everything in Microsoft’s post-Windows 7, touch-friendly world, is the lack of compatible apps. Despite five years of Windows Phone and Windows 8, the lack of competent, reputable apps still rankles, and it’s a problem for the Surface Pro 4.


For example, while there is a touch-friendly Facebook app, there is no Kindle reader app, despite it being available for Windows Phone Take Your Books With You On Windows Phone With The Amazon Kindle App Take Your Books With You On Windows Phone With The Amazon Kindle App When I head out I’m already carrying my Windows Phone. What I don’t need is an extra device in order to access any books I might fancy reading. Fortunately, Amazon appreciates this and has released... Read More . The lack of a newsstand-style service from Microsoft is a particular mistake with the latest version of the Windows Store, and while individual magazines can be bought to view, it still lacks the maturity of the services offered on the iOS App Store and Android Play. The Surface Pro 4 deserves better.

So, Should You Buy a Surface Pro 4?

The Surface Pro 4 runs the same as any notebook computer you can think of, within the same price bracket. The addition of the stylus and important sensitivity for artists makes it worth the money – the question, of course, is do you need one, and which model should you buy.


If you plan on some mobile gaming, you’re going to find a reduced framerate impedes on your playback. However, you should be fine with the Core i5 models. Wanting to go hardcore with multimedia production, perhaps movie or intensive audio production and editing? Head for the Core i7. For everyday use, the Core M is sufficient.

Our verdict of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Core M):
If you’re looking for a flexible portable hybrid computer, one that is capable of replacing your notebook and iPad or Android tablet, the Surface Pro 4 Core M3 device is a perfectly adequate replacement. Sure, there may be some sacrifice here (such as switching software ecosystems) but on the whole, the Surface notebook/tablet hybrid is a surprisingly flexible piece of kit.

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    July 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm

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    • Christian Cawley
      January 30, 2016 at 8:03 am


      Bitter loser, Joe Downey? We announce the winner when their prize is confirmed as received.

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  16. Connie
    January 22, 2016 at 1:17 pm

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  17. Kat Meller
    January 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks for this review. I have been looking/thinking of doing a change (I have an old XOOM on my Verizon account) but haven't figured out what to replace it with. This one will definitely be added to the list.
    Hubby and daughter have iPads but I'm not a big Apple person because I hate having to pay for everything app-wise and seem to find everything I would want is costly as an AppleStore purchase.

  18. Clay
    January 22, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Yet another great review. Appreciate the coverage and comparison to previous versions, especially the henge and kickstand. It's great to see that you are taking the time to answer comment questions Christian. That's amazing and top notch service, thank you!

    Keep up the fantastic work! And good luck to everyone with their entries!

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    Sorry to ask but... is this giveaway International? :)

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    January 19, 2016 at 9:50 pm

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    January 19, 2016 at 2:13 am

    +2 entries I really need to win, it would be a dream.

  26. josh
    January 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    I would love to have the surface pro 4.

  27. Karen McHood
    January 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I have read & re-read the whole article many times (even with a find) for charging time, battery life etc & can't find anything in your article. I am seriously thinking about buying one & prefer an unbiased opinion. I need something with Windows 10, lightweight, converts to a tablet.

    • Christian Cawley
      January 17, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      Hi Karen

      With sensible use you can get about 8 hours out of the tablet, keeping in mind it is prone to drains on multiple browser tabs, too many apps, etc.

      Charge time is 3-4 hours. We'll be amending the review with these details shortly.

      Thanks for your comment!

  28. ReVeLaTeD
    January 17, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    So the only comment I have is where you imply that there isn't a huge size difference between "the original Surface Pro" and this one?

    I'm assuming you're referring to "the higher end Surface Pro 4" and not the ORIGINAL Surface Pro, because the original Surface Pro was a tank.

    The Core M Surface Pro 4 is almost half as thick as the Surface Pro 3 and significantly lighter in feel.

    Now maybe the higher ends are just as slim, but let's be clear that there IS a size difference if you're coming from any of the older models and it's plain as day.

    • Christian Cawley
      January 17, 2016 at 2:56 pm

      I was discussing weight, and it's pretty out of order to present my comments out of context.

      Good luck with your entry.

      • ReVeLaTeD
        January 17, 2016 at 3:15 pm

        Should I win - which I doubt - I'd rather you give it to someone else.

        That statement is solely based on the knee-jerk response you gave to valid feedback. I want nothing from rude writers who can't accept when they're called out on information that misleads potential customers.

        So let's analyze this further, shall we?

        You said, and I directly QUOTE:

        "While there isn’t too much difference in weight between this and the original Surface Pro"

        This is a false statement as written.

        The "original Surface Pro" - I'm taking this to mean the Surface Pro 1 - was over 900 grams.
        The Surface Pro 4 is just over 700 grams. With a larger screen, better digitizer input and higher resolution.

        That's a significant difference in weight when you're dealing with a tablet form factor and I'm not sure how you don't see otherwise. Even Apple couldn't pull that off.

        Now, what I'm saying is, if what you meant was not the "original Surface Pro", but rather the Core i5 or i7 Surface Pro 4 compared to the Core M Surface Pro 4, your statement is then valid, because it's only a 20 gram difference within the Surface Pro 4 model lineups. But that's not how it reads.

        • Christian Cawley
          January 17, 2016 at 3:55 pm

          Having held both devices (and used the older as my main PC for 12 months), I speak from a position of authority. My response was neither "knee jerk" and I don't believe (and nor does the editor of this piece) that anyone has been misled.

          There isn't an awful lot of difference between 200 grams. Sure, it's 200 grams, but unless you're a child, the SP1 was not particularly unwieldy. There's no contradiction in the post or my comments to your assertion, which I welcome, but the attitude you're conveying is concerning.

          I shall not be responding to further posts from you.

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  42. Anonymous
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    I wish it was at least the i5, but I'd be happy with any free Surface tablet.

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    How does one register for this?

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    January 12, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Oh boy! Surface pro 4 for free I want one

  47. Matt
    January 12, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Great review. Sitting on the fence on whether or not to purchase one or not. IF I could win one, that would be amazing.

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  53. Michael Muldoon
    January 11, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Biggest problem for all the MS Surface products is that MS thinks they are Apple now so charge an enourmous price for their stuff. I would love to have one but I have to pay for things like heat, water, food. That puts MS out of reach.

  54. Stefan Fillafer
    January 10, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    I would be the happiest man alive if i would win the Surface Pro :)

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  56. Shreyas Rao
    January 10, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    My dream of digital painting will come true if i win this awesome tablet....but i don't keep expectations because i never won any of the 74 giveaways i have participated till now.. :(

  57. Madeline
    January 10, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Great review. For a person who is not too tech savvy I was able 2 comprehend everything you said. The examples of how the lines tape off were great. I have watched the review and I have not seen any code. Can ya please state in what review the code is found. By the way this is really an awesome piece of technology that anyone would love 2 own. Good luck 2 all.

  58. Del
    January 10, 2016 at 3:02 am

    There is a logical explanation why One-Note automatically opens when you take a screenshot picture because then this picture is automatically saved and thus stored without the need to save to camera roll or whatever. Plus you might want to annotate the shot with additional info.

    The lack of Windows Store apps for this full blown Windows 10 Pro computer is a redundant argument - apps exist for tablets without a full Operating System (OS) this hybrid tablet/laptop doesn't need any apps when you can run full software programs like Calibre for eBooks instead of Kindle as the former is free and will do a whole lot more than a Kindle app.

    Finally, as an owner of the M-core Surface Pro 4 device and a Surface 2 RT tablet, I would only compare the Surface 2 to an iPad and the Surface Pro 4 + cover to a MacBook Air. It is unfair to compare a fully functional Win 10 Pro PC with a 5 Million Pixel screen (2 Million more than the iPad Air 2) to a device that has no USB or display ports and no additional memory card slot nor a physical keyboard connection port, especially one that will not run the full version of MS Office. Not really an Apples to Apples comparison, but I appreciate your forthright review.

  59. Anonymous
    January 9, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    MS Surface Pro is the best Tablet that you can get today. Fingers Crossed :)

  60. Alfred C
    January 9, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Love the review and Love the prize too. Thanks guys. :)

  61. bromberg
    January 9, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Looks like M$ hit on a winner!

  62. shiva
    January 8, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    would be happy if I win

  63. Andrew Zholudev
    January 8, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    It is a pity that Russia is not for sale Surface Pro 4. I'd like to get this tablet.

  64. Amy Holland
    January 8, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Crossing my fingers......

  65. AndyS
    January 8, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    A couple of notes...

    * Regarding "automatic switch from desktop to tablet mode" -- you can enable and control this under "Settings - Tablet Mode".

    * There may be no Kindle app in the Store -- but you can download the regular Kindle app for Windows 10 -- which I use and which works fine!

    I wouldn't mind another SP 4 if my name is chosen!

  66. Sara Veiro
    January 8, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Ooooohhh! It looks so good! I want it!!!!

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    January 8, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Please enter me

  68. Amy Flecknoe Moyer
    January 8, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Loved the review. I have never owned a laptop or notebook. Thanks for this chance. Entered and shared.

  69. steve pulhamus
    January 8, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    i would love to win this as i still have to find a device that i can draw on and this looks like it will do exactly what i need, okay, enjoyed the review and i hope that i win this to make up for not winning the powerball lol, thanks very much, you guys are great!!

  70. Elizabeth Sonier
    January 8, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Add me to the drawing please.

  71. Jeffrey Silver
    January 8, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Yes, please! I should like to win a Surface Pro 4.

  72. Jenny
    January 8, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    I want a surface Pro 4! How do I enter the giveaway? I don't see anything there.

  73. Lia Rebocho
    January 8, 2016 at 3:37 pm

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  74. Mike Maes
    January 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Been using a Pro 2 for work last couple of years. Love it.

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    January 8, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    This would go a long way in fulfilling one of my New Year's resolutions of "Winning a Makeuseof Giveaway this year!" Together we can make my dream come true. (Not to mention that the Surface Pro looks pretty awesome.) Thanks!

  76. Ann
    January 8, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    What a great prize! would love to win.

  77. Joe Golla
    January 8, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    "Sure, there may be some sacrifice here" is an understatement for me. I've gone back to my laptop.

  78. Wendell
    January 8, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    I'd love to have a Surface Pro!!!

  79. Dave Wilson
    January 8, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I want one too!

  80. Bruce Barnes
    January 8, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Interesting product but I think a Chromebook Flip would do most of what we need for much less.

  81. Kirin A.
    January 8, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    I'd love a chance at trying this out! This would be perfect for school and taking notes.

  82. Anonymous
    January 8, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Thank you for the review of the Surface Pro 4. Glad to see Microsoft finally able to compete with IOS and Android tablets with a business-enabled device. Kudos to them for offering device options based on the type of user.

    I'm looking to replace my bulky, heavy Dell laptop which I've had for 5 years. It works fine, but would prefer to carry something lighter, faster and built for Windows 10. I thought about purchasing the Surface Book, but it's out of my price range. After reading your review, I'm sure the Surface Pro 4 will fit the bill. Of course, it would be nice to win this one! Thanks again for a well-balanced review. - Marcel

  83. ThomasH
    January 8, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Great review. I missed details about the giveaway, so I'm assuming you enter by commenting. Anyone concur?

  84. Michael DeHart
    January 8, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    So how can I win this!! My daughter needs one of these for school (especially since her old Surface Pro died!)

  85. MikeB
    January 8, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    I have a Surface Pro 3 and now want a Surface Pro 4!

  86. Scott
    January 8, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Looks like a viable contender to my aging iPad. Please kindly consider selecting me.

  87. Cody
    January 8, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I want one!

  88. Rob A.
    January 8, 2016 at 10:32 am

    count me in please for the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 ...Thanks

  89. Rick Powell
    January 8, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Please out me in for a Tablet and I will commit to trialling properly with a view to buying a load more for the area I work in.. this looks like it could be a really useful tool for us.

  90. Edmond
    January 8, 2016 at 8:50 am

    WOW. Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true and means more to me than anyone else to win. Starving artist here desperately needs the surface pro to work and eat. Winner, winnner. Chicken dinner. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. ? Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest.

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    Put me in coach!.

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    Please count me in too for the giveaway, it would be a great device to own.

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    Please count me in too for the giveaway. This would be a great device to own

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    '...that's a high-quality item...'

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  97. Doddridge Busingye
    January 8, 2016 at 5:40 am

    My name is Doddridge Busingye. An artist and the Surface pro 4 is definitely the gadget I love to own.

  98. Faisal
    January 8, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Wow this one looks amazing. An avid fan of Surface. Count me in for the giveaway too please.

  99. Tomas Cruz
    January 8, 2016 at 4:35 am

    Awesome review Brad! The pic that you drew on it is amazing!

  100. Mike Ellaby
    January 8, 2016 at 4:04 am

    Nothing like a new toy, especially a high tech one.

  101. Jack
    January 8, 2016 at 3:39 am

    I like the idea of a 2 in 1.

  102. William Dwyer
    January 8, 2016 at 3:30 am

    My name's Jimmie. Gimme. Gimme. Gimme.

  103. Prabhasara
    January 8, 2016 at 2:49 am

    My dream gadget!!!!!

  104. SP4 Fab
    January 8, 2016 at 2:30 am

    I love surface pro 4!!!

  105. Jacksonpal
    January 8, 2016 at 2:23 am

    I would give my wife's eyeteeth for this 'puter~

  106. TH
    January 8, 2016 at 2:11 am

    This will more than fit all my needs and wants.

  107. Linda Meranda
    January 8, 2016 at 12:51 am

    I so want that beauty!

  108. Johnny Chin
    January 8, 2016 at 12:01 am

    I'm working as IT technical. It is nice for me if I can get 1 of this gadget and test on my working field.

  109. James Van Damme
    January 7, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    I'd take one for free. $899, no thanks.

  110. John
    January 7, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    It would be interesting to see what musical apps/programs I could throw at the SP4. It could be the perfect complement to DJing and music production.

  111. Anonymous
    January 7, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    "Imitation is sincerest form of Flattery Surface Pro 4", Apple admitted that Microsoft was right, a trendsetter & launched the "iPad Pro", a back handed compliment and one more bite of the Apple. I need the Surface Pro 4. Thank you.

  112. PillowThrowDecor
    January 7, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Would really consider buying a Surface Pro 4 to stay in touch with my online business when I am traveling. Winning one would be better! Helpful article. Cheers Christine

  113. Anonymous
    January 7, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    I enter a lot of your giveaways and never get anything. Please, just once! Getting the Surface Pro 4 would be awesome!!!

  114. Brenda
    January 7, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Would love to win this, I need a better laptop/tablet. I'm using an outdated Nexus 10 Tablet.

  115. Alexis Tousignant
    January 7, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Looks great, i'd really like to try it. Especially as i started app developing a little while ago, it would be great to test new builds. :-)

  116. Becky
    January 7, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    My daughter has requested one of these for HS graduation! How perfect if she could win one!

  117. Steveo
    January 7, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    I like popcorn and small plants.

  118. Anonymous
    January 7, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    It's basically an Ipad with a Keyboard

    • Jill
      January 7, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      Um, no its not. Its a ultra book with a detectable keyboard. Far more powerful and useful than a iPad.

  119. Donna Jo
    January 7, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    I find several pieces of information in this article to be inaccurate or not explained well. I have a SP3. I also have the Kindle app loaded on it. I do not have any trouble when disconnecting my keyboard with it recognizing it is in tablet mode.
    I'm not sure if this is because it is the M model, but if so, maybe claify that for potential buyers.

  120. GeneG
    January 7, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Lack of "Apps" is not an issue for the SP4, as you have access to regular Windows programs. There is no Kindle App because you can download the Kindle for Windows program. Windows Phone has an "App" because it can't run regular programs like the SP4 can.

  121. Saket Chaudhary
    January 7, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    This would be the perfect device for me to carry to my film shoot

  122. Angela
    January 7, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    I would love to win this getting ready to go back to school and my phone is not going to work as a computer.

  123. Anonymous
    January 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    This is gonna be epic :)

  124. Anonymous
    January 7, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    I used to recite 'give me liberty or give me death' give me this one or give me death.. :-)

  125. Anonymous
    January 7, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    cool !

  126. Christina Moore
    January 7, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    I would love to win this for my daughter