Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Philippines Price Starts at Php 69,999 : Full Specs, Release Date and Availability

To tell you honestly, from the get go, I haven't been too fond of Microsoft Surface Pro tablets.

Sure, they are very portable; They look rather cool; And they are pretty powerful.

But my biggest issue with them is that they are way too expensive; So pricey for a product that doesn't particularly offer something unique compared to its far more affordable counterparts from other brands.

I don't mind shelling out big moolah for a gadget but it has to be well-worth it -- in most, if not all, departments.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4
I mean for Php 70,000, I could already buy two metal-clad Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi with almost the same features; Or a Macbook Air plus an iPad Mini 4! I love gadgets but I'm also very practical in my electronics purchases since I worked hard for every single peso that I have.

However, since I still get inquiries from you guys about the local availability of these devices, I reckoned I should talk about them from time to time. After all, my readers are the reason why I'm still blogging after all these years.

Yesterday, TP Friend Eugene Parcon from Davao City asked me where he can buy Microsoft Surface Pro in the Philippines and how much it costs. This post is inspired by him.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

The latest Microsoft Surface Pro model that has been quietly released in our country is the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which is - needless to say - the most powerful and most gorgeous of the bunch.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 units are so rare in the Philippines, though -- that the slate I'm showing you guys here is from a Microsoft authorized retail outlet that I chanced upon when I was in China last January.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

In our country, the biggest and most popular authorized Microsoft devices distributor is Villman Computers. And they do have Microsoft Surface Pro 4 in their current catalogue -- along with Microsoft Surface Book and the older Surface Pro 3.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

For Eugene and everyone who's sent me similar inquiries: Villman is offering now four variants of the Surface Pro 4. The most affordable version sells for Php 69,999 and it's powered by the 6th generation Intel Core i5 chip, has 4GB of RAM, and comes with 128GB of internal storage. There's also the Core i5/8GB RAM/128GB SSD model that sells for Php 84,999; Then, we have the Core i7/8GB/128GB unit that goes for Php 99,000 and finally, the most expensive model has Core i7 processor /16GB of RAM/128GB SSD that costs a whopping Php 109,999! I know!

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Flaunting a silver-tinted Magnesium shell and a kick-stand at the back that allows it to work as a powerful laptop-replacement, Microsoft Surface Pro 4 features a 12.3-inch 2736 x 1824 PixelSense 10-point-multitouch display, an 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera at the back, and a 5 MegaPixel fixed focus front cam. The slate supports digitizer pen input using the included Surface Pen and ships with a screen-cover-case - called Type Cover - sporting a full-sized keyboard with island-style keys and a trackpad for fast and easy typing and processing of Microsoft Office documents.

TechPinas Tablet Technical Specs Table (TTabTST)
Name Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Type Windows 10 Tablet, Convertible
Price Category High-End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions and Weight292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45 mm, 786 grams
Available Colors Silver-Tinted Magnesium
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Pre-installed Office 30-day Trial
Display 12.3-inch PixelSense display, 2736 x 1824 (267 ppi), 3:2 Aspect Ratio, 10 point multi-touch
Processor / Graphics 6th Gen Intel Core i5
Integrated Intel HD Graphics
Internal Storage 128GB, expandable via microSD card slot
Camera Front: 5.0 MegaPixel Fixed Focus
Rear: 8.0 MegaPixel Autofocus
Video Capture Front: HD
Rear: Full HD
Audio Stereo microphones, Stereo speakers with Dolby audio
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, XviD, MP4, H.264, H.263 player (TBC)
Ports Full-size USB 3.0, microSD Card reader, Headset jack, Mini DisplayPort, Cover port, Surface Connect
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac , IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Sensors Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
Battery Non-removable 5,087 mAh battery
Uptime Up to 9 hours of video playback
Availability Philippines: Q1 2016
Price Villman: Php 69,999 for Base Model
i5/8GB/128GB - Php 84,999
i7/8GB/128GB - Php 99,999
i7/16GB/128GB - Php 109,999
What's In The Box Surface Pro 4, Type Cover, Surface Pen, Power Supply, Quick Start Guide, Safety and warranty documents