Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review – Entertainment parallel with work

Surface Pro 4 is the newest hybrid device sample running Microsoft Windows 10 with the design meets the needs of users, in need of a compact both at work and mobile entertainment. Hardware configure  base on Skylake basic, its  emphasis is  mobility as well as it focus more to the interaction between device and user. In addition, it attachs touch pen Surface Pen and Type Cover, keyboard and cover layer to protect screen from  scratches when moving.

Compared to the design screen 360 degree swivel of some other hybrid devices such as HP Pavilion and Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 x360, the advantage of designing with optimal form of docks will use as a tablet when we detach keyboard part. This is synonymous with the size, the weight of the device significantly reduced and even the equivalent of multiple tablets with screen sizes like that.
Although battery life of the Surface Pro 4 still needs further improved. However this is not a personal problem of Surface Pro 4 or Microsoft but also with the general hybrid device with detachable keyboard,it also face with this design problem. Must ensure the most comfortable and

Surface Pro 4

Product price is 999 USD(Microsoft store) and fluctuation price of product  in Vietnam is 28 million VND,  not including the Type Cover.

Basic specifications:

Processor: Intel Core i5-6300U (2,4 – 3,0GHz, 3MB smart cache)

Memory: 4GB DDR3, bus 1600 MHz

Screen: 12,3 inch, Capacitive Sensors 2.736 x 1.824 pixel, PixelSense Display

Graphic: HD Graphics 520

Hard drive: SSD 128GB, M.2

Camera: front  5.0 MP and behind 8MP

Gateways: 1*MiniDP, 1*USB 3.0, microSD card reader, headphone integrated micro

Connect Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac

Size, weight:  29,2 x 20,1 x 0,85cm. 786 gram

Operating system: Windows 10 Pro

Battery life: 9 hours

Attached accessories: Surface Pen.


  • Nice design, impression with convert ability to use like tablet.
  • Multi-touch screen, high resolution, good quality display.
  • Overall performance, graphics processing power equally standard laptop
  • Surface Pen has highly sensitivity and flexible in using.
  • Effective heat dissipation


  • High price
  • The average battery life.


Surface Pro 4-microsoft

Specific product size is still compared to the older generation but it is a little thin with only 8.5 millimeters thick, weighs 786 grams compared to Pro 3 is 9.1 millimeters and 798 grams. Of course we can hardly feel the difference when using the practice.

Surface Pro 4- review

Surface Pro 4 still uses aluminum alloy material – magnesium create certainty and durability.  System expansion angle hinge, allowing flexible display customized according to the needs of use. In addition the screen size Pro 4 has increased 12.3 inch small collection contour display, providing space for display content wider than the old Pro 3.

Surface Pro 3

The display

Surface Pro 4 equipped with a touch screen of 12.3 inch 2736 x 1824 resolution and pixel density of 267 ppi pixel gain, ie about 24% higher than Pro 3 (2160 x 1440 resolution pixels, 216 ppi ).Real test in the office environment showed sharp display image, bright, the color shift, brightness and white color and distinctive gray, it offers a sense of comfort when working with office application.
PixelSense Display Technology enhanced display quality, not just the contrast, high brightness, but also help screen has a viewing and anti-glare capabilities even when you use outdoors or in environments with different.multiple light sources


Besides glass Gorilla Glass 4 has a thickness of only 0.4 mm help increase bearing capacity and high efficiency in scratch resistance. Screen Surface Pro 4 is equipped with touch control chip G5 to achieve the highest response rate with the user finger while “pointing” direct sense as a pen to draw a more natural way.
For example, with two classic games as Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies, smooth feeling, low friction helps tap directly on the screen lightly, flexible and simple than when using the touchpad.

Surface Pen and Type Cover

Surface Pen and Type Cover

Surface is the touch  pen that attached Palm Block specific technologies that can be used to record the event scheduling, graphical prototyping and if more skill then coloring with available samples  in Fresh Paint.

Other points of Pro3 Pen with Surface, a new pen design simpler when only two basic function button correspond to the right mouse button and eraser to remove  the wrong drawing or writing. In addition, the sensitivity of the pen also much higher when it can distinguish induction level in 1024, compared with 256 of Pro 3. So, you can see the Surface Pro 4 as a drawing board and use the Pen like a pen to unleash creativity.

surface pro 4-touchpad

One of the major changes of the Surface Pro 4 is the Type Cover, physical keyboard include layer to protect  screen from scratches when moving. Note Type Cover is not bundled accessories so you should buy more, $ 130 for the standard version or 160 USD for the version which is equipped with a fingerprint sensor.

Type Cover, Microsoft redesigned to create the pretty space with  advantage of the compact.Except the upper function keys rather small, the size of the remaining key large, distance between the keys reasonably similar chiclet keyboard of the standard laptop so we   not need to take much time to get acquainted. Actual testing shows the keys  smoothly pressed, just 1.6 mm key Journey optimized for mobile use, providing good experience, lighter, quieter,  LED backlight is very convinient when working in environments lack bright.

Trackpad size is 40% larger than the old version, integrating both left and right mouse button functions with high sensitivity. This is also a plus point of interface products for Windows and desktop applications traditionally have not been considered suitable for finger control yet.  The text editor or accurate cursor manipulation on the touch screen is almost a “nightmare” for many users.