(as of [price_update_date] – Details)
It seems like the big question right now is, “Do I get the Surface Pro 4 or the Surface Book?”
I’ll explain why I chose the Surface Pro 4, but first, a quick about me. I am a college student majoring in EECS and I commute 4 hours a day by bus so having a light backpack is important to me.
The S.Book is almost two times heavier than the SP4. It packs much more computing power than the SP4, but as an EECS major, I don’t need the extra power that the S.Book has. I don’t plan to play any intensive games or render/animate things so the SP4 fits my needs better. The S.Book also has a $400 higher price tag ($270 if you get the Type Cover for the SP4) that I’m not willing to pay for unneeded performance. I haven’t tried the S.Book’s keyboard, but the SP4’s keyboard feels great to type on and other reviewers have said both keyboards are amazing. Reading textbooks or other PDF’s feels much more natural with the SP4’s tablet form.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is the tablet that can replace your laptop. Featuring a 6th Gen Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB memory and a 256GB solid state drive, it is more powerful than its predecessor yet lighter than ever before at 1.73 pounds. The amazing 12.3″ touchscreen PixelSense display with 2736 x 1824 resolution has extremely high contrast and low glare. Use the included Surface Pen to mark-up presentations, sign documents, take notes and much more. Performance and versatility for professionals, creatives, and more.Surface Pro 4 powers through everything you need to do, while being lighter than ever before
The 12.3″ PixelSense screen has extremely high contrast and low glare so you can work through the day without straining your eyes
Go from tablet to laptop in a snap with the multi-position Kickstand and improved keyboard (Sold seperately)
Ships in Consumer packaging.