Surface Pro 4 features

Applies to: Surface Pro 4

Features on the front of Surface Pro 4

Here’s a quick overview of Surface Pro 4 features.

Power button

Press the power button to turn your Surface Pro 4 on. You can also use the power button to put it to sleep and wake it when you’re ready to start working again.


Use the 12.3” display, with its 3:2 aspect ratio and 2736 x 1824 resolution, to watch HD movies, browse the web, and use your favorite apps.

The new Surface G5 touch processor provides up to twice the touch accuracy of Surface Pro 3 and lets you use your fingers to select items, zoom in, and move things around.

For more info, see Surface touchscreen.

Surface Pen

Enjoy a natural writing experience with a pen that feels like an actual pen. Use Surface Pen to launch Cortana (not available in all languages and countries/regions) or open OneNote and quickly jot down notes or take screenshots. Keep your pen handy with the convenient magnetic pen storage on the side of Surface Pro 4.


Flip out the 150-degree-angle kickstand and work or play comfortably at your desk, on the couch, or while giving a hands-free presentation.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Surface Pro 4 supports standard Wi-Fi protocols (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth® 4.0. Connect to a wireless network and use Bluetooth devices like mice, printers, and headsets.


Surface Pro 4 features two cameras for taking photos and recording video: an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and a 5-megapixel, high-resolution, front-facing camera. Both cameras record video in 1080p, with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Privacy lights are located on the right side of both cameras.

Surface Pro 4 also features an infrared (IR) face-detection camera so you can sign in to Windows without typing a password. For more info, see Windows Hello.

For more camera info, see:


Surface Pro 4 has both a front and a back microphone. Use the front microphone for calls and recordings. Its noise-canceling feature is optimized for use with Skype and Cortana.

Stereo speakers

Stereo front firing speakers provide immersive music and movie playback experience and are 20 percent louder compared with Surface Pro 3.

To learn more, see Surface sound, volume, and audio accessories.



Features on the back of Surface Pro 4

Ports and connectors

Surface Pro 4 has the ports you expect in a full-feature laptop.

  • Full-size USB 3.0 port
    Connect a USB accessory like a mouse, printer, Ethernet adapter, USB drive, or smartphone.
  • Surface Connect for charging
    When your battery is low, attach the included power supply to the Surface Connect charging port. For more info, see Surface battery and power.
  • MicroSD card slot
    Use the microSD card slot and a microSD card (sold separately) for file transfer and extra storage. For more info, see Surface storage options.
  • Mini DisplayPort version 1.2
    Share what’s on your Surface screen by connecting it to an HDTV, monitor, or projector. (Video adapters are sold separately.) For more info, see Connect Surface to a TV, monitor, or projector.
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
    Plug in your favorite headset for a little more privacy when listening to music or conference calls. For more info, see Surface sound, volume, and audio accessories.
  • Cover connectors
    Click in the thin, light, Type Cover for Surface Pro 4 (sold separately) so you’ll always have a keyboard when you’re on the go. For more info, see Type Cover.


  • Windows 10 operating system
    Windows 10 provides new features and many options for entertainment and productivity at school, at home, or while you’re on the go.
    To learn more about Windows, see Get started with Windows 10.
  • Apps
    You can use the built-in apps featured on your Start menu and install more apps from Microsoft Store.


The 6th-generation Intel Core processor provides speed and power for smooth, fast performance.

Memory and storage

Surface Pro 4 is available in configurations with up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB storage. See Surface storage for info on available disk space.

To learn about additional storage options for Surface Pro 4, see Surface storage options.


Six sensors— accelerometer, magnetometer, gyro, ambient light sensor, Hall effect, Wi-Fi SAR—let apps do things like track motion and determine location.


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