It’s a great time to be a Microsoft fan these days. In addition to a couple of announcements for new smartphones, fitness tracker and other devices, Microsoft has unveiled the new Surface Pro 4 tablet. And for the first time, the Surface line now has a full laptop version to offer, the Surface Book.

The Surface Pro 4 (pictured above) improves on the strengths of its predecessor Surface Pro 3. Faster and lighter, it markets itself as a laptop replacement. Its keyboard cover is better than ever, offering redesigned keys and a new fingerprint reader. The Surface Book, meanwhile, is a laptop that boasts more performance—something gamers and the productive minds truly can truly appreciate. Its 13.5-inch display can still be detached completely to turn the whole thing into a tablet.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft Surface Book

Microsoft Surface Book (1)

As seen in the specs table below, the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book vary in terms of display, processor and available RAM. Both devices, however, offer the same storage options (128/256/512/1024GB), cameras (8-megapixel rear-facing, 5-megapixel front-facing with Windows Hello face-authentication) and connectivity options. In addition, they both run Windows 10 Pro and come with a bundled Surface Pen.

 Microsoft Surface Pro 4Microsoft Surface Book
Display12.3-inch PixelSense
(2736x1824), ~267ppi
13.5-inch PixelSense
(3000x2000), ~267ppi
CPU6th-gen Intel Core m3, i5, or i76th-gen Intel Core i5 or i7
GPUIntel HD or Intel IrisIntel HD with optional Nvidia GeForce
Dimensions292.10 x 201.42 x 8.4mm220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7mm (tablet)
232.1 x 312.3 x 13.0-22.8mm (laptop)
Weight766-786g726g (tablet)
1515-1579g (laptop)
Battery Life on Video PlaybackUp to 9 hoursUp to 12 hours

The basic model of the Surface Pro 4 costs $899. The Surface Book starts at $1,499.

[Source: Microsoft]

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