Surface Pro 4 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2015 Surface Pro 4 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Availability

Surface Pro 4
Released2015
Release Date
  • Introduced: October 7, 2015
  • Pre-ordered: October 7, 2015
  • Released: October 26, 2015
PricingStarting at 899$
Generations
Surface Pro 4 Price
Latest Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2736 x 1824) Tablet 6th Generation (Intel Core i5-6300U, 8GB Ram, 256GB SSD, Bluetooth, Dual Camera) Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
Latest Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2736 x 1824) Tablet 6th Generation (Intel Core i5-6300U, 8GB Ram, 256GB SSD, Bluetooth, Dual Camera) Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$250.27
$263.34 5% OFF
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Intel Core M, 4GB RAM, 128GB) with Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Intel Core M, 4GB RAM, 128GB) with Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$217.05
Microsoft Surface Pro 4; 256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4; 256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$289.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 128 GB, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i5 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 128 GB, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i5 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$200.00
Newest Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2736 x 1824) Resolution Tablet 6th Generation TOUCH (Intel Core i7-6650U, 16GB Ram, 256GB SSD, Bluetooth, Dual Camera) Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
Newest Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2736 x 1824) Resolution Tablet 6th Generation TOUCH (Intel Core i7-6650U, 16GB Ram, 256GB SSD, Bluetooth, Dual Camera) Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$348.01
$399.00 13% OFF

Exterior

Surface Pro 4
Dimensions11.50” x 7.93” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201.42 mm x 8.4 mm)
Width: 11.50” (292 mm)
Height: 7.93” (201.42 mm)
Thickness: 0.33” (8.4 mm)
Weight
  • Intel Core m3: 1.69 lbs (766 g)
  • Intel Core i5 and i7: 1.73 lbs (786 g)
Colors
Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
    • Weight: 0.68 lb (310 g)
    • Dimension: 11.61 x 8.54 x 0.19 inches (295 mm x 216 mm x 5mm)
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
    • LED backlighting
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
    • Supports a five-finger multitouch gesture.

Display

Surface Pro 4
Size12.3 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (5M Pixels)
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Contrast ratio: 1300:1
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch with GPU-based processing
  • 100 percent sRGB color, individually calibrated

Ports

Surface Pro 4
Ports
Surface Pro 4 Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
Left (1)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (3)
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x Surface Connect
    Charging, Docking Station
Bottom (1)
  • 1 x Type Cover port
Under Kickstand (1)
  • 1 x microSD card slot

Internal Specs

Surface Pro 4
Processor
  1. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-6Y30
    2 cores, 4 threads, 0.90 → 2.20 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 4.5W
  2. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.40 → 3.00 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6650U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.20 → 3.40 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Surface Pro 41
6th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-6Y3046560.86%
2
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U58676.70%
3
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6650U764100.00%
0764

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Surface Pro 41
6th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-6Y301,05860.22%
2
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U1,31975.07%
3
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6650U1,757100.00%
01,757
Integrated Graphics
  1. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-6Y30
    Intel® HD Graphics 515
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 850 MHz
  2. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 520
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
  3. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6650U
    Intel® Iris® Graphics 540
    48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM side cache, 300 → 1050 MHz
Memory
4GB 8GB 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
PCIe NVMe SSD

Connectivity

Surface Pro 4
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology

Battery

Surface Pro 4
Size38.2 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 9 hours of video playback
Power Supply
  • 36W proprietary power supply
    • USB-A output: 5W
    • Surface Connect: 31W

Software

Surface Pro 4
OSWindows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 30-days trial

Camera & Audio

Surface Pro 4
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
Audio
  • Dual microphones
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio

Misc

Surface Pro 4
InkingSupports Surface Pen
1024 levels of pressure
magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Security
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Pro 4
  • Surface Pen
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
More
  • Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
  • Kickstand with a full-friction multiposition hinge to 150 degrees
  • Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power

Key Features

Surface Pro 4
At Glance
Released in Mid
2015
3:2 2.7K
12.3”
1824p 60Hz
Weight
1.69 lb
0.77 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-6650U
2C/4T, 2.20 → 3.40 GHz
Geekbench 5
764
Single Core
Geekbench 5
1,757
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Graphics 540
48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM side cache, 300 → 1050 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3
Surface Pro 4 Ports

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

Surface Pro 4 image

What we like

Reasons to like about Surface Pro 4.

Good battery life of up to 9-hours

According to Microsoft, the Surface Pro 4 lasts up to 9 hours of battery life.

Up to 9 hours of video playback
Upgradable storage

Surface Pro 4 comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more

Storage SlotsSurface Pro 4
M.2x1

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Surface Pro 4.

Not supports Windows 11
RequirementsSurface Pro 4
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core m3-6Y30 → Intel Core i7-6650U
4GB RAM4GB → 16GB
64GB Drive128GB → 1TB
2 Cores CPU2 cores
Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Surface Pro 4 is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemorySurface Pro 4
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR3
Speed1866 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-6650U inside Surface Pro 4 has a 42% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-4650U inside Surface Pro 3.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Surface Pro 4 - Intel Core i7-6650U
1,757
Surface Pro 4 - Intel Core i5-6300U
1,319
Surface Pro 3 - Intel Core i7-4650U
1,236
Surface Pro 3 - Intel Core i5-4300U
1,234
Surface Pro 4 - Intel Core m3-6Y30
1,058
Surface Pro 3 - Intel Core i3-4020Y
782
Supports larger memory

Surface Pro 4 supports a larger memory capacity than the Surface Pro 3. It supports up to 16GB versus 8GB of system memory on the Surface Pro 3.

Max system memory size
Surface Pro 4
16 GB
Surface Pro 3
8 GB
Supports faster memory

Surface Pro 4 supports a faster memory speed than the Surface Pro 3. It supports up to 1866MHz versus 1600MHz of system memory on the Surface Pro 3.

Memory type and speed
Surface Pro 4 - LPDDR3
1,866 MHz
Surface Pro 3 - LPDDR3
1,600 MHz

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