The new Surface Pro 2017 vs Surface Pro 4 Detailed Spec Comparison

The fifth-generation of Surface Pro is finally available for order now. Check out our detailed spec comparison between the new Surface Pro 2017 vs Surface Pro 4 whether it is worth upgrading or not.

The new Surface Pro 2017 vs Surface Pro 4

Finally, the next generation of the Microsoft’s 2-in-1 tablet unveiled at Microsoft China Event on May 23, 2017. It comes with unexpected named as the new Surface Pro instead of Surface Pro 5. This new Surface Pro is completely redesigned from its predecessor with about 800 new custom parts.

If you wonder how the new Surface Pro compared to the current Surface Pro 4, here we have a detailed spec comparison between both devices. It will help you to decide whether the new Surface Pro is really worth the upgrade or not.

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1 Surface Pro 2017 vs Surface Pro 4: Overall Specs Comparison

 Surface Pro 2017Surface Pro 4
Announced DateMay 23, 2017October 26, 2015
Starting Price$799 - 128GB|M3|4GB$799 - 128GB|M3|4GB
Software
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
OfficeOffice 30-days trial
Display
Display Size12.3 inches
Display Resolution2736 x 1824 (267 PPI), 5M Pixels
Screen TechnologyTouch: 10 point multitouch
Inking: Supports Surface Pen
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
Internal Specs
CPU7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
6th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-6Y30
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6650U
Graphicsm3: HD Graphics 615
i5: Intel® HD Graphics 620
i7: Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640
m3: HD Graphics 515
i5: Intel® HD Graphics 520
i7: Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540
Memory4GB, 8GB, 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
4GB, 8GB, 16GB
1600 MHz DDR3L RAM
Storage128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB PCIe NVMe128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB SSD
NetworkWi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth 4.1 wireless technology
802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking;
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Battery
Battery Size45.0 Wh38.2 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 13.5 hours of local video playbackUp to 9 hours of local video playback
Power Supply24W power supply (Intel® Core™ m3)
44W power supply with USB charging port (Intel® Core™ i5 and Core™ i7)
Exterior
Dimensions11.50” x 7.9” x 0.33”
(292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)
11.50″ x 7.93″ x 0.33″
(292.10mm x 201.42mm x 8.45mm)
Weightm3: 1.69 lbs. (768 g)
i5: 1.70 lbs. (770 g)
i7: 1.73 lbs. (784 g)
m3: 1.69lbs (766 grams)
i5: 1.73lbs (786 grams)
i7: 1.73lbs (786 grams)
CasingMagnesium
kickstand with full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
Magnesium
kickstand with full-friction multiposition hinge to 150 degrees
ColorsPlatinumSilver
Keyboard and TrackpadNot Included.Not Included.
PortsFull-size USB 3.0
microSD™ card reader
Surface Connect™
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
Cover port
Camera & Audio
CameraWindows Hello face sign-in camera (front-facing)
5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
AudioStereo microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
Misc
SensorsAmbient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
SecurityTPM chip for enterprise security
Surface DialTouchscreen detectableOff-screen interaction only
In the boxSurface Pro
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents
Surface Pro 4
Surface Pen (Intel® Core™ i5 and Core™ i7)
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

2 Surface Pro 2017 vs Surface Pro 4: Processor Comparison

Surface Pro 2017
Intel Core m3Intel Core i5Intel Core i7
ProcessorIntel Core m3-7Y30Intel Core i5-7300UIntel Core i7-7660U
Base Frequency1.00 GHz2.60 GHz2.50 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.60 GHz3.50 GHz4.00 GHz
TDP4.5 watt15 watt
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4 MB3 MB SmartCache4 MB
Surface Pro 4
Intel Core m3Intel Core i5Intel Core i7
ProcessorIntel Core m3-6Y30Intel Core i5-6300UIntel Core i7-6650U
Base Frequency0.9 GHz2.40 GHz2.20 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.2 GHz3.00 GHz3.40 GHz
TDP4.5 watt15 watt
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4 MB3 MB4 MB

3 Surface Pro 2017 vs Surface Pro 4: Graphics Comparison

Surface Pro 2017
Intel Core m3Intel Core i5Intel Core i7
GraphicsIntel HD Graphic 615Intel HD Graphic 620Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Graphics Frequency300 – 900 MHz300 – 1100 MHz300 – 1100 MHz
Graphics Max Memory16 GB32 GB
Graphics 4K SupportYes, at 60Hz15 watt
Graphics DirectX12
Graphics OpenGL4.4
# Display Supported3
eDRAM64MB
Surface Pro 4
Intel Core m3Intel Core i5Intel Core i7
GraphicsIntel HD Graphic 515Intel HD Graphic 520Intel Iris Graphics 540
Graphics Frequency300 – 850 MHz300 – 1000 MHz300 – 1050 MHz
Graphics Max Memory16 GB32 GB
Graphics 4K SupportYes, at 60Hz
Graphics DirectX12
Graphics OpenGL4.4
# Display Supported3
eDRAM64MB

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