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Surface Pro 4 vs. Surface Pro 2017 – Is it Worth it to Upgrade to the Latest Model?


The Surface Pro 4 was a popular product and many users were waiting for the release of the Surface Pro 5. However, this did not happen, and Microsoft decided to launch instead Surface Pro (2017). The reason for this name is the fact that the latest product does not come with some major changes.

However, you might be wondering whether you should get the new model and replace the previous one. We are here to help you answer this question.

How is the 2017 version different from the Surface Pro 4?

While the Surface Pro 2017 does not bring some huge changes, this does not mean that there are any difference. For example, the most important one is the fact that the new model comes with the latest seventh-gen Intel Core processors, which means a performance boost and better graphics.

There is also a new position when it comes to the new kick-stand hinge and users are now able to recline it to a 165-degrees angle.  The “Studio mode” is perfect for drawing, so artists might appreciate it more than the others.

Finally, it is worth noting that the Surface Pro 2017 comes with an improved battery life. This one lasts up to 13.5 hours, compared to the Surface Pro 4 that only lasts up to 9 hours.

Should you upgrade?

There are many things that remain the same, including the size of the screen, the dimensions, and the selection of ports. The cameras are the same, and so are the memory options. Therefore, we couldn’t really say that it is worth buying the new tablet if you already own the Surface Pro 4, it would be wiser to wait until the Surface Pro 5 is released.