What happens when the Surface Pro 4 meets a 6th Generation Intel Core processor?
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Intel’s 6th Generation Core CPUs. They’re an ideal pairing, working together in harmony to bring you the best 2-in-1 Surface experience ever.
Some things go together like strawberries and cream, Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, 'Rama lama' and 'ding dong' – they are perfect combinations. The same goes for the new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Intel’s 6th Generation Core CPUs. They’re an ideal pairing, working together in harmony to bring you the best 2-in-1 Surface experience ever.
What is the Surface Pro 4?
The Surface Pro 4 is Microsoft’s latest 2-in-1 laptop, a slick-looking, lightweight machine that you can transform into an even lighter weight tablet device simply by removing its keyboard. It’s designed for Windows 10 and boasts a number of cool features to help you get the most out of Microsoft’s new operating system.
For example, you can click and hold the top of Surface Pen to activate Cortana, the personal digital assistant ready to help whenever you need it, or you can use the Pen to scribble digital notes directly onto the screen.
What makes a 6th Generation Intel CPU so good?
The new Intel processors powering the Surface Pro 4 are the best Intel has ever created. Not only are these cutting-edge chips more powerful than ever before, they are also more efficient, delivering a significant boost to battery life. So don’t be surprised if a Surface Pro 4 gives you 9 hours (or more) of computing time before you need to recharge it.
How? The Intel Core CPU inside the Surface Pro 4 does this by working out exactly how much battery power it needs to perform a task and automatically changing modes to make the best use of the available power. If the battery is running down, it will enter a low power mode that still delivers performance that is better than previous processors.
The new 6th Generation Core processors also handle graphics better than ever before, making the machines that run them better at playing games and high-def video. In fact, 6th Generation Core processors will help you go beyond HD. With dedicated hardware on board, the chips support next-generation 4K (aka Ultra HD) video, which is a whopping 3840 X 2160 pixels or four times the resolution of today’s 1080p content.
How do these technologies work together?
With the enhanced power of a 6th Generation Intel Core CPU, Microsoft says that the Surface Pro 4 is 30% faster than its predecessors. What that means in practice is fewer compromises, greater productivity and solid, all-rounder performance that can cope with several demanding applications running at once.
Thanks to its 2-in-1 design, the Surface Pro 4 is already a versatile device and the Intel chip inside helps you make the most of it. Just as switching between the laptop and tablet mode is fast and almost effortless, you’ll discover how fast and almost effortless switching between apps can be.
The laptop is dead. Long live the 2-in-1.