Microsoft’s premium device, Surface Pro 4 is sleek and sturdy, and comes with an excellent high-end design and specs, All this reflects very well in the hefty price tag. However, the price might vary for each user depending on the options they choose, the price range of the Surface Pro 4 from $799 and goes as high as $1,699. This price tag may not be affordable for all.
However, there are substitutes available for the Surface Pro 4. Users who are looking to buy a hybrid device, but possibly already have a dedicated notebook or do not require a device which has a lot of power can go for the below options which might perfectly work for them.
These are the Surface Pro 4 substitutes that will please casual users. Check them out below:
HP Spectre X2 ($799.99)
This device beats the Surface Pro 4 on two different aspects; one is the look which is gorgeous and the second is the accessories included with the device. Accessories in the Surface Pro 4 come with additional cost making the device even more expensive.
The HP Spectre X2 has an Intel Core M processor and a 1080p 12-inch LED display. The price of the devices varies depending on the storage and RAM requirements. It comes with built-in connections to Verizon’s network, this enables to user to stay connected to the internet and do not need their smartphones for internet access when away from home or a café.
When we talk about the build as I said it is gorgeous, the corners of the HP Spectre X2 are curve gently, and it also has a kickstand which slides out easily from an alcove running through the 2-in-1 body. A keyboard is also included with this device, and it also adds two additional user-facing speakers for better sound quality when in tablet mode. This amazing device is priced at $799.99.
Lenovo Miix 700 ($749.99)
This device is another competitor of the Surface Pro 4. It comes with a price range starting $749; the price also includes a keyboard cover. Highlights of this device are the dual watchband hinges, which can be used to position the kickstand from a 95-degree to a 135-degree angle. Miix 700 comes with an Intel Core M7 processor and delivers up to 9 hours of battery life.
It has a 2160×1440 12-inch FHD display and includes a Micro-HDMI out, MicroSD, single USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port, and an audio jack. The entry model of Lenovo Miix 700 starts from a price tag of $749.99, which is $50 less than the Surface Pro 4.
Asus Transformer Book T100 ($300)
A solid hybrid device which comes with a price tag which is as low as $300; isn’t that surprising. For this price range, Asus Transformer Book T100 is offering you a lot, a Windows 10 device with 4GB of memory along with 64GB SSD drive and Intel Quad-Core Cherry Trail processor. Apart from the low price, this device is very powerful when it comes to the battery. This device is a perfect portable device when you want to travel light.
Dell XPS 12 ($999)
I shall not consider this one as a cheap alternative to the Surface Pro 4, but it’s a great device and gives competition to the Surface Pro 4. The Dell XPS 12 comes with an Intel Core M5 processor and at least 128GB of storage.
The standard model of this device has a 12.5-inch FHD display; it also allows users to add a 4K option for brighter and better-looking video. The device also has an SD card reader and a USB 3.0 Thunderbolt port, which enables you to connect with almost every type of device. The plus point in this device is the pen accessory which comes along with the device.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S ($899)
One of the youngest and thinnest player when it comes to a good alternative to the Surface Pro 4. It is hitting hard and fast with its sleek design and expandable kick-stand. This device has a collapsible keyboard which magnetically attaches to the backside of the device and allows to hold the tablet upright. The base models of this device come with a 128GB of storage, 4GB of RAM and a powerful Intel Core M3 processor.
Surface Pro 4 loses when it comes to the both charge time and the actual use time, it takes about 30 minutes to charge the device completely and further this charge lasts for about 10.5 hours which is 1.5 hours more than the Surface Pro 4. The device has a 12-inch Super AMOLED display which allows for terrific color contrast and saturation. Built in GPS sensors and USB Type-C Port. This device is priced at $899 which is the same as the Surface Pro 4.
Nevertheless, Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 is the only one which gives you the option of full-powered Core i5 and Core i7 processors, along with 512GB and 1TB storage solutions. To frame it this way, people who are willing to spend can enjoy this high-end performance device. One can easily take notes, draw and mark up Web pages easily on the Surface Pro 4. But in case the user wants a keyboard included with the device for a lower price, then the above alternatives can be considered.