Microsoft Announces $900 Surface Pro 4 With Up to 16 GB RAM and 1 TB Storage

Thinner, lighter, and more powerful.


As part of Microsoft's Windows 10 announcement event today, the company announced the next Surface tablet, the Surface Pro 4. The device is described as thinner, lighter, and more powerful than the Surface Pro 3. It also sports an updated typecover, a larger display, and a better camera.

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The Surface Pro 4 comes with a 6th generation Intel Core processor, making the device 50 percent faster than the Macbook Air, Microsoft said. It supports up to 16 GB RAM and 1 TB storage. The 8-million pixel camera sports autofocus, while the trackpad features five-point multi-touch support.

In terms of size, the Surface Pro 4 measures 8.4 mm thick, which is smaller than the Surface Pro 3, which was 9.1 mm thick.

It also comes with a new pen, which magnetically attaches to the device and has a one-year battery life. Holding down the pen will bring up Cortana, while you'll also be able to choose from five different colors with interchangeable tips.

The Surface Pro 4 starts at $899 and launches later this month. The Microsoft event is ongoing; watch it here and check back later for more.

Also during the event today, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 has reached 110 million installs and that integration for Xbox One is coming this holiday. In addition, Microsoft is now accepting applications for HoloLens development kits, which will go for $3,000, while a $250 Band 2 device will launch this month.

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