An Engineer Guided Tour of Surface Pro 4
Here at Surface we are relentless in our pursuit to build the world’s most productive and performant devices that run Windows. Over the next few minutes We’ll explore the new Surface Pro 4 which kicks productivity and performance up considerably over the popular Surface Pro 3. First we’ll cover performance improvements and available configurations. We’ll follow that with a new best-in-class PixelSense display. Then will close with a few of my favorite productivity improvements. From the outside the Surface Pro 4 looks like a thinner, lighter version of the Surface Pro 3. Maintaining a consistent industrial design was intentional in order to maintain backwards compatibility with all of our existing accessories.
What really sets the Surface Pro 4 apart is what has changed inside. The Surface Pro 4 is completely redesigned internally to take full advantage of Intel’s latest generation processors. It utilizes a new hybrid isothermal cooling design to give each model up to 30% more CPU performance and up to 80% increasing graphics performance over the equivalent Surface Pro 3 model. The Core m model achieves this silently and passively as it has no fan at all. The i5 and i7 utilizes the same silent passive thermal module for many tasks but also has an active fan for maximum system performance when needed. The use of both the active and passive elements allows the Surface Pro 4 to operate more efficiently and quietly than a Surface Pro 3. In terms of configurations the Core m comes in just one SKU option with 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB of SSD.
The i5 and i7 models have up to 16 GB RAM options and can come with up to 512 GB SSDs. The i7 takes that actually one step further with a 1 TB storage option. All of these SSDs are also PCI Express Based for improved performance over SATA in the last generation. In addition to improved performance you’ll immediately notice the new larger 12.3″ PixelSense display. With as resolution of 2736 x 1824 the new PixelSense display has 5 million pixels which translates to 267 pixels per inch. It has 13contrast ratio and delivers a 100% of the Adobe sRGB color space.
Every single display is individually color calibrated at the factory to deliver the best display performance out of the box. In addition to looking great the new PixelSense display comes with our new fifth-generation touch architecture. In this design we now leverage the system’s GPU to run custom algorithms that create multi-frame heat maps of the palm to better detect and reject your palm when you’re using the Surface pen.
To demonstrate I’ll use one of our internal test applications with the device in canvas mode. As you can see here we have full support for 10-point multi-touch. And all of my fingers are properly detected. Now watch as my hand approaches the screen while holding a pen. You can see that the pen tip is being tracked but my palm is not registering a touch event despite touching and even resting on the screen. I could still trigger touch events by using my off hand and fingers on it while the palm of my main hand continues to remain ignored. Also notice the size of the square changing as I apply more pressure or less you see the support for the 1024 pressure levels in the product. We have also lowered pen latency by 25% and further reduced parallax by 20%. This makes the PixelSense display on Surface Pro 4 a precision designed canvas for artists, note takers and engineers. And despite being the thinnest display stack in the tablet of its size it is fully protected by Gorilla Glass 4.
With Surface Pro 4 We have also focused on delivering a great Windows 10 experience and improved productivity over Surface Pro 3. On the device itself next to the front-facing webcam there is now a second infrared camera for Windows 10 Hello facial recognition with enterprise-grade authentication. On the back there is a new 8-megapixel autofocus camera that is well suited to capture whiteboard notes scan documents and of course takes great photos and videos. The speakers are 30% louder whether you’re on a Skype conference call or listening to your favorite playlists. Every Surface Pro 4 comes with a new improved third-generation Surface Pen in the box. Which now has one click access to Cortana on Windows 10 and also conveniently docks to the side of the device. There is also a completely redesigned optional type cover with our individually separated ProSet keys for a true laptop class typing performance and also with a 40% larger trackpad. Both the new Surface pen and the type cover are also fully backwards compatible with the Surface Pro 3. I hope this quick tour of the Surface Pro 4 helps you to get the most out of the Microsoft Surface devices in your organization.
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