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Microsoft - Surface Pro 4 with Black Type Cover - 12.3" - 128GB - Intel Core i5 - Silver-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Versatile

    Posted
    Clorenex
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    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. The S.Book without the keyboard only has a battery life of 3 hours, and although it can be used with the keyboard 'wrapped' around the back, I think that it'll only be a hassle for me to deal with. I'd rather not deal with having to detach the S.Book every time I want to use it in tablet mode. If you plan to render/animate things you should probably consider going with the Surface Book. Otherwise, I highly recommend the Surface Pro 4 for doing everyday/light to medium tasks. Now onto the actual Surface Pro 4 Review. I love the SP4. In the past year, I've owned an iPad Air, MacBook Pro, and the Razer Blade 2015. The SP4 fits my needs the best by far. The SP4 replaces both my textbooks and notebooks. For me, this is a big deal because I no longer have to carry around my notebooks, textbooks, and supplemental writing materials (highlighters, etc). The Surface Pen tips can be replaced with other pen tips to change the writing "feedback" feeling but the stock pen tip feels great. OneNote keeps all my notes organized and being able to access them from any device is incredibly convenient. Using the Surface Pen for writing on textbooks and PDF's is also very useful. I've been getting ~7-9 hours of battery life on the SP4 which is more than enough to get me through a school day. The screen is not too small like the iPad, neither is it bulky like a laptop. The screen resolution is high and text/videos are crisp and easy to read/watch. The magnet on the left side of the SP4 is surprising strong and holds the Surface Pen well. The magnet on the right side is significantly weaker (maybe because all the I/O ports are on this side) but it can hold the pen well. The kickstand works perfectly and stays in the position I set it to. The SP4 Type Cover feels great and protects your screen when you aren't using it. Gaming shouldn't be the main reason you buy the SP4, but it could run some games if you decide to do so. I did try running StarCraft II and Heroes of the Storm and the SP4 handled it pretty well. I wouldn't even bother trying to run more demanding games such as GTAV on the SP4. That being said, the gaming experience was rather unpleasant. You should consider the Surface Book if you plan to game on-the-go frequently. Software-wise, I don't have much to comment on. It looks and performs exactly like Windows 10 should on a normal desktop or laptop. I've never used the Microsoft Store and don't intend to so I don't know much about the apps that are available on the SP4. The only con I found with this device is the fact that it only has a single USB port. It's inconvenient when I'm using the SP4 with a mouse and I need to use my flash drive. I haven't had any overheating issues and I can't find any issues with the build quality. In closing, I don't think anyone else offers the performance and quality that the Surface Pro 4 has in the same lightweight and thin chassis. It is incredibly versatile and it has replaced many heavy and cumbersome objects in my bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great hybrid

    Posted
    Jmeyer
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    I bought this as more of a laptop than anything else since my personal laptop is about 7 years old... it was just time to upgrade. When the Surface Pro's came out a few years ago I was interested, but didn't want to run in to some potential problems with the newness of the system. I don't think there were any issues originally when they first came out, but I can definitely say there aren't any issues with this model at all. This specific Surface Pro is fantastic. The speed is great, the batter life is great, the monitor clarity and color is fantastic, and the easy of moving this thing is off the chart. It blows away any personal laptop out there. I even use this for work when I need to. I had our IT person download the cloud to it in case I needed to work from home and it works flawlessly. I don't even bother taking my work laptop home any more. This thing is fantastic and I would highly recommend it to anyone considering a personal laptop or even a lower/medium end laptop. I'm not too techy so I can't speak on this compared to a high end laptops, but I would definitively put this surface pro up against anything. I love it and definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    MLGV
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    Upgraded from first gen surface pro 128gb to the surface pro 4. The device is thinner and lighter weight. Screen is wider with buttons on top instead of the sides. I like the convenience of these surfaces with its own built flap stand. The microsd port still exists behind the flap. I’m glad that it still has at least one USB port, but wish there were 2. I prefer the touch cover for the surface pro 4 compared to the first gen touch covers. Being able to sense the keys and clicks makes it much easier/quicker to type. Never found the need for the stylus, but nifty for graphic designing. The best tablet I’ve used and perfect for my needs. I disliked the surface RT and couldn’t work with tablets that are app based only. Needed to install software and compatible with chrome. I would recommend this device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for daily use

    Posted
    nik247
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    Got this to handle simple applications and works amazingly well. Nothing you want to use for serious computing but handles normal applications I use for work well. It is light and easy to carry around. Makes it great to do a quick presentation while walking and showing someone something. I was between this and the Macbook. I don't like the new Macbook keyboard due to a short travel in the keys. The keyboard here has a very satisfying feel when pressing the keys. The ability to use it as a laptop and tablet and be able to switch between both is really nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surface Pro 4

    Posted
    TimC
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    I had to upgrade from my Surface Pro 3. Got it stolen in Oakland. Best Buy had THE BEST price on it. Combo 128G Surface Pro 4, i5, 6th gen + keyboard for $749!!! I’m almost happy my SP3 was stolen. My new Surface Pro 4 is light years better than my last one. Noticeably faster processing. Digital pen is lots more reactive. SP4 keyboard is way better than SP3 keyboard. (Not very noticeable just typing in store. It really became apparent after owing SP4 for a couple of weeks). Overall I really love my new Surface Pro 4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth It

    Posted
    BBurn
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    The Surface Pro 4 has been a complete game changer for me personally. I work within a school system, and this device gives me great flexibility within my classroom, and also tends to draw in student attention. The battery life is also a huge advantage, as the Surface tends to last whether being used frequently or scarcely. The many different features that can be added on is just icing on the cake. Overall, I couldn't be any happier with my purchase. If you desire flexibility and dependability, this is for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Light, yet powerful and artist friendly too.

    Posted
    Bear
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    My need for a light and powerful mobile device was solved with this little gem! The quick login ability is nice when you need to quickly access documents or take some quick notes. I was a bit worried about the kickstand but have grown to like it, especially for sketching and artwork. Powerful enough to run some development tools and still kick out some tunes. Considering buying another for use by our Computer Science college student.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No more laptops!

    Posted
    Adam
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    Deciding between a traditional laptop and a professional tablet was pretty tough but I am glad I decided in favor of the later. Having used my Surface Pro 4 for a few days now, I can confidently say it is one of the best tech investments I have made in the last 5 years. It is lightweight and compact but scales up to do everything a laptop can do as well. The price was too good too when I picked this one up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great System!

    Posted
    Djanover1
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    Purchased the Surface Pro 4 bundle with the keyboard - I’m really impressed by the performance. I only have a 128 GB hard drive, so I keep an SD card and flash drive attached for extra capacity. The 2017 pen works great, but sometimes had an issue with the button not always opening OneNote - it seems to be working fine now. Overall, great piece of technology and I’m extremely happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Windows laptop alternative

    Posted
    KJG47
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    We're an all-IOS family, but I wanted a Windows-based tablet for work travel and meetings, to replace my laptop. The Surface Pro was recommended by my IT dept. It has been great to have the compatibility with my work programs, having a USB port to store and transfer files, and the easy switch between laptop and tablet modes. And the Surface is much easier to travel with than a laptop!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    James
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    I got this as a gift to replace my regular laptop. I love the touch screen and the case is so easy to use as a tablet cover and really nice keyboard too. My old laptop's charger port broke, seems really common - but this surface has a special magnetized port that is so easy to plug in, and if you forget to unplug it detaches safely rather than snapping off!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    customer
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    I have envied Surface Pro for some time and thanks to Best Buy, I no longer have to envy! Best Buy had a great deal on this product. The Surface Pro 4 is awesome! It is powerful, fast, portable, versatile and packed with features! This model is perfect for taking around wherever as field tool, allowing me to keep the heavier more expensive gear at home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Surface Pro 3

    Posted
    kgee
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    I have this computer as a replacement for my Surface Pro 3, which has many issues with the touch screen. So far I have not had any issues with the computer and I have found it to be much quicker and more responsive than my previous Surface. The type cover that comes with it is very high quality and an improvement on previous keyboards for the Surface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing amount of tech in something so thin

    Posted
    Linkeds2
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    If you got the 4gb version. I recommend googling steps to reduce ram usage. I used to sit around 60% usage idling st the desktop but after some changes I now only idle at 40% usage. Web browsers are noticeably quicker on some more demanding websites.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    iPad is nice, but ...

    Posted
    UHStudent
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    I have owned an iPad Mini for quite a while and enjoy it, but it doesn't support Adobe Flash, and that is necessary for my college coursework. I love the facial recognition software and how easy it is to verify through alternative means if it doesn't recognize me fast enough. The SP4 is light enough to make toting it around campus a breeze.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great computer for school

    Posted
    Kate
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    I bought the surface about two months ago and I absolutely love it. I am going back to school online and I needed a new computer. I was unsure of purchasing it because of the price but I am so happy I decided to purchase it. It does everything I need it to do and I like that I am able to take the keyboard off and use it like a tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile Product

    Posted
    Roel
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    Really pleased with this product so far. I use it for almost anything and everything! I love its versatility and functions it uses in conjunction with the pen/stylus. Its very fun to use. Only complaints would be the short battery life, lack of apps in store, and a few, very minor, bugs. Other than that, not much to complain about!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best tablet ever

    Posted
    Bearfan
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    This has been a very good buy. I have been looking for a tablet that would satisfy all my needs and this is it. I do a lot of my work on the go so it is important to have something with good portability and long battery life and this is it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love my surface pro

    Posted
    SatisfiedCustomer
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    This is exactly what I was looking for in a computer - very portable, high functioning device. I love the ability to use it as a tablet or as a laptop when adding the keyboard. I actually like this computer a LOT more that I thought I would and have not used my older laptop since purchasing. Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great computer

    Posted
    Hudweiser
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    I have a Surface Book, a Pro 4, Pro 3, and a Surface. They are just a great form factor. The battery lasts all work day. They are light. The SSD is fast and quiet. They set up great with the Dock for multiple monitors and full size keyboard. If you are a Windows and Office user, this is the computer for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend