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Microsoft finally got it right! Surface Pro 4

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If you’ve had a chance to test drive the new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet, then you may be pleasantly surprised. This tablet doubles as a laptop and automatically senses the proper mode when attaching and removing the optional keyboard.  The Surface Pro uses the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system, and seamlessly runs the Microsoft Office Suite as if you’re sitting a desktop or traditional laptop. Feel free to connect a blue-tooth mouse and work full-time using this hybrid device.  Although, the Surface promotes Microsoft apps, you can still find all your favorites by searching the Store, which is linked to your Microsoft account.  

Size DOES matter when you’re considering a new tablet.  The screen size of the Surface measures at 12.9 inches, and it weighs 1.73 pounds. Compare that to Apple’s iPad, which measures 9.7 inches and weighs 1.03 pound.  Which do you prefer – a larger screen to see all the details of your work, or something small and lightweight for traveling?  These days, there are plenty of options to choose from. 

The current version of the Surface is Microsoft’s 4th iteration of the product, therefore they’ve been able to work out many of the bugs seen in the earlier versions.  This new model works with the Surface pen, which allows free writing or drawing, and the pen can also serve as a convenient mouse.  Other features being offered in this new model include 13.5 hours of battery life; soft design with rounded edges; custom Intel Core processor, memory, and storage; front and rear facing cameras; and micro SD card reader and full-size USB port. The Surface Pro 4 also offers a sizable storage capacity of 128GB and an eye-popping screen resolution of 2736 X 1824 pixels.  Why do you need 2 devices when 1 will do?

 

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The Microsoft Surface is also comparably priced starting at $799.  You can find it on Amazon or the Microsoft website, but remember to purchase the pen and keyboard separately.