Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Book

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Book

On October 6, Microsoft surprised the industry when it announced the Surface Book, a super-powerful laptop with a detachable screen. Let me tell you differences Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Book

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Book

Now taking many factors to decide whether one person has to go to surface pro 4 and surface book. This factors includes in Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Book are the following

Tablet-First Vs Laptop-First

The Surface Pro 4, powered by the sixth-generation intel Skylake M3, core i5, or core i7 processors, is primarily a tablet-first device. But with a 12.3-inch, 2736 x 1824-pixel PixelSense display, up to 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD, Surface
Pen support, and Windows 10 Pro, this powerful tablet is no mere content consumption device. Flip out the built-in kickstand, snap on a keyboard cover, and the Surface Pro 4 becomes a tablet that can replace your laptop. On the other hand, the Surface Book is built like a laptop, with a screen at the top and a keyboard at the bottom. equipped with a bigger 13.5-inch, 3000 x 2000-pixel PixelSense display, it also has a more comfortable keyboard than the Surface Pro 4 type cover. Like the tablet, it’s powered by the sixth generation intel core i5 and core i7 processors, supports up to 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD, works with the Surface Pen, and has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and a 5MP front-facing camera. the detachable screen is a bonus, for the few occasions you need to show the screen to other people.

Integrated Graphics Vs Discrete Graphics
the main draw of the Surface Book is that it can be configured with a discrete Nvidia GPU. this makes it more Powerful than the Surface Pro 4 for intensive creative tasks like photo and video editing, as well as gaming. You can also turn the screen around and use it like a creative canvas, without sacrificing any graphical processing power, since the GPU is located at the keyboard base. that said, the integrated graphics on the Surface Pro 4 is no slouch, especially the intel iris graphics that’s on the core i7.  With the base removed, the Surface Book becomes a powerful, but still thin and light 13.5-inch tablet – or in Microsoft’s own words, a portable clipboard. unless you need the bigger screen, we think the Surface Pro 4 is a better choice in this usage case. this is because in tablet mode, the Surface Pro lasts up to nine hours, but the Surface Book just three. the Surface Book does get up to 12 hours when it’s docked to the keyboard base.

Mobility Vs Power

By now, it should be clear that the Surface Pro 4 is designed for mobile warriors and the Surface Book for users who demand the very best in performance. Of course, when it comes to forming factor, the Surface Pro 4 is significantly thinner and lighter than the Surface Book, even if you factor in the type cover. On its own, the Surface Pro 4 is just 8.4mm thick and weighs around 780g. throw in the type cover, and those figures go up to 13mm and 1.07kg. On the other hand, the Surface Book comes in around 22.8 mm at its thickest point and weighs about 1.57kg. that said, the Surface Book’s heft and it’s innovative dynamic fulcrum hinge that shifts the screen’s center of gravity effectively make it more usable on the lap than the Surface Pro 4. Bigger screen and discrete graphics aside, the Surface Book also trumps the Surface Pro 4 in terms of connectivity. it has an additional USB 3.0 port and accepts full-sized SD cards.

The Price of GreatNess
The Surface Pro 4 has a US$ 899 starting price, whereas the most affordable Surface Book costs US$ 1,499. that may look like a big difference, but it’s not a fair comparison because the entry-level Surface Pro 4 only has a core M3
processor and 4GB RAM.the core i5 Surface Pro 4 with 256GB of storage and 8GB RAM costs US$ 1,299, whereas a similarly spec Surface Book costs US$ 1,699.However, note that this Surface Book doesn’t have discrete graphics; if you opt for it, the price shoots to US$ 1,899. Prices go up pretty quickly after that. A Surface Book with a core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and discrete graphics costs US$ 2,099, and this is before maxing out RAM and
storage. Finally, note that the Surface Pro 4’s type cover is an optional accessory and will set you back US$ 130. this closes the price gap further, especially if you were to pick up a Surface Book without the discrete GPU.

Conclusion

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Book

Overall Winner: Surface Book

The Surface Book comes out comfortably ahead of the Surface Pro 4, thanks to its superior battery life, more colorful screen, and better typing experience. The Surface Book also offers discrete graphics (high pay).

However, if you intend to use this device as a tablet first and foremost, the Surface Pro 4 is a better choice because of its lighter weight, longer battery life in slate mode and lower price. Otherwise, if you can afford its high starting price and want a superior productivity experience, go for the Surface Book.

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