Microsoft hopes to wow with Surface Book and Surface Pro 4

Microsoft generated some long-awaited buzz this week when it announced an updated Surface Pro 4 and the new Surface Book. Microsoft has been relentless in its battle to stay relevant in a world of iPads and Macbook Pros, and its tenacity may finally be paying off with these new devices.

With Microsoft’s long-entrenched history in the business world, it’s no surprise that new Windows 10 devices are designed to appeal to both consumers and enterprise customers. Both devices offer a host of powerful features under the hood, all packaged in a sleek design that have some experts screaming, “Macbook killer.”

Surface Pro 4: lighter, bigger and better

Like its predecessors, the Surface Pro 4 is touted as a “tablet that can replace your laptop.” The Surface Pro 3 gained traction in the business world thanks to its convenience, portability and power. On the outside, the Surface Pro 4 looks familiar with its kickstand and detachable keyboard cover, but it also boasts a lighter chassis at 1.69 pounds and a slightly larger 12.3-inch touch screen display with a 2736 x 1824 native resolution. Microsoft also introduced PixelSense technology, which is designed to discern between a stylus and finger on the touch screen by determining how much light is blocked. Once it decides finger or stylus, the display will automatically optimize for the input method of choice.

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