As our hockey season comes to an end, we’ll have more time on our hands. Keeping the boys entertained over March Break was a bit of a challenge, although they managed to stay active playing basketball at our local community centre, and getting together with friends.
We had an opportunity to try out the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 during the latter part of March Break. To say the boys were excited to get their hands on this powerful device is an understatement.
Keyboard or Tablet
The first thing the boys wanted to do with the Surface Pro 4 was watch their favourite YouTubers for new videos. We detached the keyboard so that they could place it on their laps as a tablet – love the versatility!
When it was my turn to use it for replying to emails, and logging into social media, I attached the keyboard. The soft-to-the-touch keyboard clicks easily and firmly into place, transforming the Surface Pro 4 tablet into a laptop in an instant.
The kickstand adjusts to any angle for a comfortable viewing experience in tablet mode or as a laptop, folding neatly out of the way when not needed.
Camera and Video
The clear 12.3” PixelSense screen displays crisp text and colourful and razor-sharp images. The high contrast and low glare ensure a stunningly true-to-life viewing experience.
Stereo Dolby® audio speakers provide a premium soundtrack for when I want to listen to music.
I love that I can use the Surface Pro 4 for taking photos and video. The kickstand is like a built-in tripod! As a blogger, I absolutely love that I can use the front and back camera feature. I can use the full HD video with the 5MP front-facing camera, while the 8MP autofocus rear-facing camera takes crystal clear photos and 1080p video.
We tried out the rear-facing camera and the boys had this message:
Not sure where to find everything on the Surface Pro 4? Just ask Cortana! Cortana is your virtual assistant, helping you stay productive and organized throughout the day simply by typing a question or saying “Hey Cortana!”
Sketchpad and Notes
We also had a fun time drawing on the Sketchpad using the Surface Pen which attaches to the Surface Pro 4 like magnet. We had a blast drawing with the Surface Pen has 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity and an eraser on the other end, so we could colour as lightly or boldly as we wanted with the same effects as pencils, coloured pencils or markers on actual paper.
Powerful but Light
The Surface Pro 4 comes with 6th generation Intel processors; choose from the affordable Core m3 model which is for basic use, Core i5 option for gaming and photo editing to the mix, or the super powerful Core i7 CPU with up to 16GB of RAM. The battery delivers up to nine hours of video playback!
Made of magnesium alloy, the Surface Pro 4 is strong but lightweight. Its innovative design has the power of a laptop with the compact size and light weight of a tablet.
Now until March 31, save up to $200 on select Surface devices at microsoftstore.ca! Here are some of the current specials:
- Save $200 on select Surface devices
- Save up to $500 on select PCs
- Save $50 on select Xbox One S consoles, plus get a free game
- Save 50% on select Fitbit accessories
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Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Microsoft Canada and have received compensation for my participation. As always, the opinions expressed here are my own.