Tech specs

Key Features
What's new
  • New Design It’s now thinner (8.4mm), lighter (766g), the smaller bezel on the same footprint.
  • Better display New bigger and better 12.3” PixelSense display with Microsoft G5 chipset.
  • Better performance It’s now 30% faster than Surface Pro 3 with the range of 6th Gen Intel processors.
  • Better Inking It now supports Surface Pen with 1,024 pressure sensitivity, magnet attached to the side of Surface Pro 4.
  • Windows Hello It's all comes with Windows Hello facial recognition as standard.
  • More Better 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera, new 1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM.
AvailabilitySurface Pro 4
Released2015
Release Info
  • Introduced: October 7, 2015
  • Pre-ordered: October 7, 2015
  • Released: October 26, 2015
PricingStarting at 899$
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
$260.00
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
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
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
$149.99
$200.00 25% OFF
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
$279.98
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5)
By Microsoft
$698.99
DisplaySurface 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
ExteriorSurface 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.
Ports
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x microSD™ card reader
  • 1 x Type Cover port
Internal SpecsSurface Pro 4
Processor
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-6Y30
    2 cores, 4 threads, 0.90 → 2.20 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 4.5W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.40 → 3.00 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6650U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.20 → 3.40 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-6Y30
    Intel® HD Graphics 515
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 850 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 520
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
  • 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
ConnectivitySurface Pro 4
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
BatterySurface 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
SoftwareSurface Pro 4
OSWindows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
Camera & AudioSurface 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
MiscSurface 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

What’s new

New 6th Gen Intel Processors

Intel Core i5Intel Core i7
ProcessorIntel Core m3-6Y30Intel Core i5-6300UIntel Core i7-6650U
Base Frequency0.9 GHz2.4 GHz2.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 2.2 GHz3.0 GHz3.4 GHz
TDP4.5 watt15 watt
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4 MB3 MB4 MB
Max Memory Size16 GB32 GB
Surface Pro 4 processor options

Up to Intel Iris graphics

GraphicsIntel HD Graphic 515Intel HD Graphic 520Intel Iris Graphic 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
Surface Pro 4 integrated graphics options

Tips and tricks

Discover how to get the most out of your Surface Pro 4 with our tips and tricks. Our comprehensive guide will help you optimize battery life, enhance performance, boost productivity, and troubleshoot effectively.

Update History

Catch up on the latest information about the new Surface Pro 4 features and fixes introduced via driver and firmware updates from Microsoft. Here are the last five releases:

2021
Jul
29
  • Surface Pro 4 Image
    Addresses critical security vulnerability.
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May
06
  • Surface Pro 4 Image
    Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
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2020
May
08
  • Surface Pro 4 Image
    Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
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2019
Nov
15
  • Surface Pro 4 Image
    Improve Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
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Oct
10
  • Surface Pro 4 Image
    Help improve battery life.
    View

For a complete driver and firmware update release timeline, please visit our Surface Pro 4 update tracker page.

FAQs

A thorough understanding of the device you intend to buy is crucial before purchasing. To help you with this, we have prepared an all-inclusive, frequently asked question that will answer all your queries. The FAQ covers all aspects of the new Surface Pro 4, including display, battery life, performance, software, and design, ensuring you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

1When did the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 come out?

Surface Pro 4 came out on October 26th, 2015, at the Microsoft Windows 10 event, with a starting price of just $899 for the model with Intel Core m3-6Y30, 4GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and 128GB of SSD. It introduced a new, thinner, lighter design with a new, bigger, and better 12.3” PixelSense display with a Microsoft G5 chipset. It also supports the new Surface Pen with 1,024 pressure sensitivity and the latest Windows Hello facial recognition.

Panos Panay introduced two Surface devices at the event, including the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. You can watch the whole Microsoft Windows 10 event in the following video.

2How long will Microsoft support Surface Pro 4?

According to Surface lifecycle documentationMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 reached the end of its driver and firmware updates on November 13, 2021. The company promises to support all Surface devices for at least four years starting from its release date. In this case, the Surface Pro 4 has already received six years of driver and firmware updates from Microsoft.

DeviceRelease DateEnd of Servicing Date
Surface Pro 4October 26, 2015November 13, 2021
Last checked: February 19, 2024.

After the end of servicing date, Surface Pro 4 devices will continue to receive Windows OS features and security updates as long as it meets minimum hardware requirements for any future Windows OS. Currently, Windows 10 is the latest supported operating system for Surface Pro 4.

3What is the weight of Surface Pro 4 with and without a keyboard or Surface Type Cover?

Here is the weight of Surface Pro 4 with and without Surface Pro Type Cover or a keyboard:

Surface Pro 4 without a keyboard

  • Intel Core m3: 1.688 lbs (766 g)
  • Intel Core i5 & i7: 1.732 lbs (786 g)

Surface Pro 4 with a keyboard or Surface Type Cover + 0.68 lbs (310g)

  • Intel Core m3: 2.372 lbs (1,076 g)
  • Intel Core i5 & i7: 2.416 lbs (1,096 g)
4Does Microsoft Surface Pro 4 support Windows Hello Facial Recognition?

Yes, it does! All Surface Pro 4 models come with a Windows Hello Infrared (IR) camera to enable Windows Hello Face Authentication (Face ID) on Windows 10. It allows you to sign in to your account faster, easier, and more secure with your face.

Surface Pro 4 Windows Hello Face Authentication
Windows Hello Infrared (IR) camera on Surface Pro 4.
5Does the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 have an Ethernet (Wired Network) port?

No, it doesn’t! There is no Ethernet (RJ-45) port available on Surface Pro 4. However, you can use a USB adapter, hub, or dock with an Ethernet port to connect to the Surface Pro 4 USB port, so you can plug in the network cable to connect to your local network. The USB-C 3.0 port has high bandwidth (up to 5 Gbps), so you can opt for a Gigabit Ethernet adapter for higher bandwidth without any issues.

Surface Pro 4 Ethernet
Surface Pro 4 USB to Ethernet adapter.
6Does the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 have a headphone jack?

Yes, it does! All Surface Pro 4 models have a standard 3.5mm headphone jack on the device’s left side.

Surface Pro 4 Port Left
A headphone jack on Surface Pro 4.
7Does Microsoft Surface Pro 4 support Wi-Fi 6?

No, it doesn’t! Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller. The adapter supports only the current Wi-Fi 5 (also known as IEEE 802.11ac standard) technology that offers transfer speeds up to 866Mbps. It also supports all previous Wi-Fi standards as well. Here are the complete supported Wi-Fi standards that Surface Pro 4 supports:

  1. Wi-Fi 1: IEEE 802.11b, released in 1999.
  2. Wi-Fi 2: IEEE 802.11a, released in 1999.
  3. Wi-Fi 3: IEEE 802.11g, released in 2003.
  4. Wi-Fi 4: IEEE 802.11n, released in 2009.
  5. Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11ac, released in 2014.
Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller

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