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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: It's faster, it's better, and it has more competition

This time around, what sells the Surface Pro 4 is on the inside.

At a Glance
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4

    PCWorld Rating

    The combination of an Intel Skylake chip, a new Type Cover keyboard and faster SSD speed help push the Surface Pro 4 into a higher echelon of performance.

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    The combination of an Intel Skylake chip, a new Type Cover keyboard and faster SSD speed help push the Surface Pro 4 into a higher echelon of performance.

    Pros

    • New Intel Skylake processor dramatically increases performance
    • Redesigned Type Cover more closely approximates laptop keyboard
    • New Surface Dock is now semi-portable

    Cons

    • Battery life is slightly lower than Surface Pro 3
    • New Surface Pen tends to slide off tablet
    • The "curse of the missing cursor" still rears its head occasionally

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