The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is now available to pre-order from the Microsoft online store, but you can’t buy a 1TB model. That version is available in the US, but not in the UK.
However, Microsoft has hinted it could come to these shores if there’s enough demand. Quizzed by PC Advisor, Microsoft replied: “We do not comment on pending market availability. That said, we have taken and will continue to take a measured and phased approach to Surface Pro 4 availability to meet customer demand and partner expectations.”
£749 gets you the entry-level 128GB model with an Intel Core m3 chip and 4GB of RAM. An extra £100 will buy you the same model with an Intel Core i5 processor. Pay £1,079 and you’ll get the 256GB model with an Intel Core i5 chip and 8GB of RAM. £1,299 gets you the same capacity and power but with an Intel Core i7 processor.
At the high end, £1,449 gets you the 256GB version with 16GB of RAM and an Intel Core i7 processor, while £1,799 gets you the same power but with 512GB of storage.
The Surface Pro has a 12.3-inch PixelSense display with 5 million pixels and a pixel density of 267ppi. Microsoft claims it’s 50 per cent faster than the MacBook Air, and 30 per cent faster than the Surface Pro 3.
It’s thinner than last year’s model and has a fingerprint sensor.
The question is, is it better than the iPad Pro? We’ll bring you a full review as soon as possible.