How Microsoft's newest computers compare to each other

Microsoft surface bookMicrosoftMicrosoft’s first-ever laptop, the Surface Book.

Microsoft introduced two new Surface devices on Tuesday: the Surface Pro 4 and the new Surface Book.

The Surface Pro 4 is Microsoft’s fourth-generation tablet that can convert into a laptop-like device, while the Surface Book is a new high-end laptop — Microsoft’s first-ever laptop, in fact — that can convert into a tablet.

Both devices are currently available for pre-order. The Surface Pro 4 starts at $US899, while the Surface Book starts at $US1,499.

It’s also worth noting if you max out the specs of both devices, you’ll pay the same price: $US2,699.

So what’s the difference between the two? Let us break down the differences for you:

Screen size

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Surface Pro 4: 12.3-inch PixelSense display

Surface Book: 13.5-inch PixelSense display

Weight

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Surface Pro 4: 1.73 pounds (786 grams)

Surface Book: 3.48 pounds (1,576 grams)

Dimensions

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Surface Book: 12.3 inches long, 9.14 inches wide, 0.51- to 0.9-inches deep

Surface Pro 4: 11.5 inches long, 7.93 inches wide, 0.33 inches deep

Battery life

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Surface Pro 4: Up to 9 hours

Surface Book: Up to 12 hours

Base specs

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Surface Pro 4: Intel Core M, 4GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage

Surface Book: Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage

Ports

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Surface Pro 4: One USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader, Mini DisplayPort

Surface Book: Two USB 3.0 ports, full size SD card reader, Mini DisplayPort

Cameras

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Surface Pro 4: 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and 1080p video

Surface Book: 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and 1080p video

Audio

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Surface Pro 4: Stereo microphones and stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Surface Book: Front and rear-facing dual microphones, front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Metamorphosis

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Surface Pro 4: Attachable keyboard, adjustable multi-position kickstand

Surface Book: Display includes a muscle wire lock so you can remove it from the laptop to use as a tablet, or swivel the screen around to use like a clipboard

Keyboard included?

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Surface Pro 4: No -- Type Cover starts at $US129

Surface Book: Yes

Surface Pen included?

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Surface Pro 4: Yes

Surface Book: Yes

Software

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Surface Pro 4: Windows 10 Pro, 30-day trial for Microsoft Office 365

Surface Book: Windows 10 Pro, 30-day trial for Microsoft Office 365

Price

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Surface Pro 4: Starts at $US899 (up to $US2,699)

Surface Book: Starts at $US1,499 (up to $US2,699)

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