Meet Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Faster, Lighter, and Better!

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The highly anticipated new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is here with brand new hardware specs, new features, and some really great cooling aspects! At the core, the Surface Pro4 offers CPU’s from Intel ranging from the m3, i5, and i7 processors in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB RAM options and up to 1TB of storage.

Microsoft made the Surface Pro 4 as thin as they could, only limited by the full-sized USB port being offered on it which means the Surface Pro 4 measures in at 8.4mm thick down from 9.1mm of the Surface Pro 3. The Surface Pro 5 will definitely be thinner as Microsoft has suggested the adoption of USB-C which is thinner and smaller perhaps in the future devices.

Visually, the Surface Pro 4 offers a 12.3 inch 2736×1824 resolution display. The weight of the Surface Pro 4 is only a few grams lighter than the Surface Pro 3, coming in at 1.69lbs compared to 1.73 of the Surface Pro 3. However, what you get with the 4, is a larger screen at less weight.

Other specifications of the Surface Pro 4 include; Bluetooth 4, 802.11ac WiFi, accelerometer, gyroscope, light sensor, type cover port, mini-displayport, headset jack, microSD reader and a full size USB 3.0 port.

One of the most interesting features within the SP4 is the hybrid liquid cooling system. A IMGUR user posted an image of what the SP4 looks like inside as well as how the system works.

Surface Pro 4 Liquid/Water Cooling System
Credit: IMGUR

 

The SP3 had all the heat concentrated in one spot (that hot spot in the corner). The SP4 actually boils/evaporates liquid inside a metal tube that touches the processor, and that vapor travels to two places inside the SP4 to condense back into a liquid: one to the fan, and the other under where the kickstand normally rests. The one under the kickstand allows the fan to rarely run, unless under extremely demanding tasks. So for web browsing, and normal day-to-day activities, you’ll no longer have the fan run as you did in the Surface Pro 3. And when the surface is under pressure with the fan running, the heat will be more evenly distributed – not all concentrated in a big hot spot – making the SP4 feel a bit cooler

All in all, I really love the new features of the SP4 but it still as me wanting more and makes me wonder what the Surface Pro 5 might have in store?

You can begin pre-ordering the Surface Pro 4 today and the device will start selling October 26th starting at $899. More information can be found here.

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    My Surface Pro 5 wish list; Thinner, USB-C, lighter, and higher MP camera!