Lenovo ThinkPad 13 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Which Is Better?

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Microsoft is reportedly working in its upcoming Surface Pro 5 laptop/tablet hybrid. The company?s current Surface Pro 4 is one of the best laptops available in market. For those who are looking for new laptops and are confused between Surface Pro 4 and Lenovo ThinkPad 13, the BitBag team would recommend the Surface Pro 4. Here are the complete details about both of the devices.

One of biggest advantages Surface Pro 4 is its easy to carry design. It can be used as tablet as well as laptop. However, its keypad is not included in the device package, it can be bought separately. On the other hand, ThinkPad is an UltraBook that can?t be used as standalone tablet.

Surface Pro 4 features 12.3 inch PixelSense display with 2736 x 1824 pixel screen resolution while ThinkPads 13.3 inch display offers screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Both devices are powered by Core M and Core i series processors. The high-end model of Surface Pro 4 is fitted with Core i7 while ThinkPad offers upto Core i5 processor. The Core i7 option is not there in ThinkPad.

Both devices offer up to 16GB RAM. The onboard storage up to 1TB is there in Surface Pro 4 while ThinkPad offers maximum 512 GB SSD storage. Optional Surface pen is also there in Surface Pro 4.

Surface Pro lacks USB Type-C port. ThinkPad has USB Type-C port and a port for Lenovo’s Onelink+ docking station, which outputs at 4K or with up to three displays and charges your laptop at the same time. The docking station is sold separately and costs $179.

Surface Pro 4 is fitted with 8MP main camera with autofocus and 1080p videorecording. Front facing 5MP HD camera is also there. On the other hand, ThinkPad has basic 720p webcam. Moreover, Surface Pro 4 also includes ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer.

As Surface Pro 4 is better in terms of specs, the price difference is obvious. Surface Pro costs between $899 to $ 1,799 and can be purchased from the company?s website. The base model of ThinkPad is available for $548 and Core i5 model with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD costs $1,016. Please visit Lenovo?s official site for more details.

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