Microsoft’s Windows 10 device event – Everything you need to know about the Surface Pro 4, Surface Book and more

Surface Pro 4

Also announced was the Surface Pro 4. This latest generation of the Surface Pro series is the same size as its predecessor, but has a slightly larger screen at 12.3in. Processor options include the latest Core M, Core i5 and Core i7 versions, with Microsoft claiming the Surface Pro 4 is 30% faster than the Surface Pro 3. A redesigned Type Cover has an optional fingerprint reader, supporting Windows Hello, and battery life has been improved to around nine hours. Pre-orders start on October 6.

Surface Pro 4 specs

Operating System 

Windows 10 Pro 


Dimensions: 11.50 x 7.93 x 0.33 in (292.10 x 201.42 x 8.4 mm) 

6th Generation Intel® Core™ m weight: 1.69 lbs. (766 g) 

6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 weight: 1.73 lbs. (786 g) 


Mechanical features: Magnesium body, kickstand with full-friction multiposition hinge, magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability 

Color: Silver 

Physical buttons: volume, power 


Screen: 12.3-inch PixelSense™ Display 

Resolution: 2736×1824 (267 ppi) 

Contrast ratio: 1300:1  

Aspect ratio: 3:2  

100 percent sRGB color, individually calibrated  

Touch: 10-point multitouch with GPU-based processing 


6th Generation Intel® Core™ m3, Core™ i5 or Core™ i7 


Intel® HD graphics 515 (Intel® Core™ m3) 

Intel® HD graphics 520 (Intel® Core™ i5) 

Intel® Iris™ graphics 540 (Intel® Core™ i7) 


4 GB, 8 GB or 16 GB RAM 


Solid-state drive (SSD) PCIe 3.0: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB[5] 


TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security 


Surface Pen 

1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity  

Magnetic storage 


802.11ac 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible 

Bluetooth 4.0 LE wireless technology 


Up to 9 hours of battery life for video playback2 


Windows Hello face-authentication camera (front-facing) 

8.0 megapixel rear-facing auto-focus camera, with 1080p HD camera 

5.0 megapixel front-facing 1080p HD camera 


Stereo microphones 

Stereo speakers with Dolby® audio 


Full-size USB 3.0 

Mini DisplayPort 

microSD™ card reader (UHS-I performance) 

Stereo headphones/microphone jack 

Type Cover  

Surface Connect for power and docking 


Ambient light sensor 




Power supply 

24W power supply (Intel® Core™ m3) 

36W power supply with USB charging port (Intel® Core™ i5 and Core™ i7) 

In the box 

Surface Pro 4 

Surface Pen 

Power supply  

Quick Start Guide 

Safety and warranty documents 


One-year limited hardware warranty6 

Lumia 950 and 950XL

The company also announced new additions to the Lumia range, the Lumia 950 and 950XL. The first Windows 10 Lumia phones, both devices include the ability to utilise a new Display Dock accessory, allowing them to act like a PC with the addition of a keyboard, mouse and monitor. In addition, the phones include a new “PureView” camera with a 20-megapixel sensors, triple LED natural flash and are capable of 4K video capture. Both should be available in November. Full details of the two Lumia’s here

Finally, Microsoft also announced the Microsoft Band 2, a redesigned (and much sleeker) fitness tracker which now includes the ability to use Cortana to reply to texts and set reminders. 

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