Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 is the two in one laptop, that can function as a tablet. It has an incredible configuration, and it is so much better than the previous one. The Surface Pro 4 is a light, thin and fast laptop device that can quickly become a tablet; you need to take the keyboard off. If you are going to buy the Surface Pro 4, have on mind that it is an expensive device, and you must know how much money you exactly want to spend. There are several packages that you can buy, and the price depends on the processor, RAM, and storage.
The cheapest version of the Surface Pro 4 is with the Intel Core m3 processor, 4GB RAM, and 128 GB storage which is good, but I don’t prefer the m3 processor so I will directly go to the next one.
Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core i5 and 4GB RAM left me without words. It is an excellent device, and you can do any work on it. You can also bring it anywhere which is attractive with the 12.3-inch display.
Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core i5 processor,8GB RAM, and 256GB storage place is one of the best laptops that you can find on the market; it has a lot of features you can work with, play games, etc. I didn’t mention one important thing about all Surface Pro 4 devices, and the only thing I didn’t like, their speakers are so small and very low powered.
Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core i5 processor and 16GB RAM is the most expensive one, and if you want a beast laptop and tablet, this is for sure the device for you. With this power and this type of RAM, it can run almost whatever you want and need.
Surface 4 laptop/tablet is an excellent device, I liked it very much when I saw it, and if I ever needed this kind of laptop, this will be my first choice for sure. It is small, compatible, and mighty. It has a great style, and the keyboard looks like an excellent cover for the tablet screen.
How to Connect Monitor to Surface Pro 4
If you want to connect your surface pro 4 to an external display, you will need a proper cable and an adequate adapter (if required). The first thing you should do is look at the screen you want to connect Surface Pro to. You can have an HDMI port, VGA port or even DisplayPort. What cable or adapter you will need depends on what kind of port the screen has. If it has DisplayPort, you will not need an adapter, only cable, but if it has VGA or HDMI port, you have two solutions. First one is to take USB-C to VGA or USB-C to HDMI adapter and plug in the cables. The second option is to take DisplayPort to HDMI adapter or DisplayPort to VGA adapter, and plug the wires in; it is your choice which one you decide to choose.
When you do this, connect the cables, and the picture will appear on the display setting you plugged your Surface Pro into. If you want to conjoin your Surface to the display wirelessly, all you have to do is swipe in from the right edge of the screen and select Action center. When you’re on the right screen, choose Connect, and the list of displays will appear. Select the name of the wireless display, and you are ready to go.
To connect multiple monitors from your surface pro here is what you have to do. Using a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable, connect the Mini DisplayPort on your Surface to the DisplayPort input on the first monitor. If one of your monitors does not have an output port, then first connect your Surface to the monitor that does.
Connect the output port of the first monitor to the DisplayPort input port of the second monitor. Follow the monitor manufacturer’s instructions to set both monitors to use DisplayPort 1.2 as an input source. This might be called Multi-Stream Transport (MST)—allows the first monitor to pass the signal along to the second monitor.
4 of the Best Monitors for Surface Pro 4
If you need the best monitor for Surface Pro 4, here are your options:
1. Dell UltraSharp U2715H
A 27-inch monitor – is the perfect size for work and an ideal size to fit on a desk. The monitor has a resolution of 2560×1440 and 1440p at 60Hz which is good for gaming or work. The IPS panel delivers wide viewing angles and great color. This UltraSharp display was chosen as the top pick for the 1440p monitor category. It has an HDMI port, Mini DisplayPort, DisplayPort and five 3.0 USB connectors for all other peripherals.
I think this monitor is great to connect to a Surface because it gives you a whole new level of viewing and pictures are fantastic too. The beautiful thing is that this monitor offers you decent gaming performance and high performance for your work. Only thing I didn’t like on this monitor is the low response time which is needed for gaming, and it’s 6-8 milliseconds refresh rate. In short, I would buy this monitor only for work, nothing more.
2. ACER G257HL
So this monitor has a 25-inch display, full HD 1920×1080, and it is decent for gaming. It has a 4-millisecond refresh time. The refresh rate of this monitor is 60Hz which is decent and it supports 16 million colors which give you a grand, sharp and colorful picture This monitor is great for graphics or the graphic design which you can do on your surface, if you want to do nice flash animations then this monitor is fantastic for you.
The monitor is very thin which I like, and it is very light actually. On the back, you have one HDMI port and VGA port so if you want to use this one with the surface you will need HDMI to DisplayPort adapter. Also, you have an eco option which saves the power, and I don’t like the eco option, and I never use it on any monitor. I want a bright monitor with sharp pictures, and if you are looking for that, this is the great monitor for you then.
3. AOC Q2577PWQ
This monitor is a 25 inch IPS monitor that runs at 1440p with a response time of 5 millisecond which is a decent response time for gaming and also for general purpose working. This monitor has a resolution of 2560×1440, and with a refresh rate of 60Hz, it runs at 1440p without any problems. The response time is a little bit lower, so if you are a gamer, you may consider taking a look at our other recommendations. The IPS panel offers you great viewing angles and an excellent and sharp picture, so when you connect your surface on it, it will present a vast panorama.
With 16 million display colors this monitor gives you a chance to watch anything in 1440p without worrying for picture clearness or sharpness. It has four ports, and those are HDMI, VGA, DVI, and DisplayPort which is suitable for your surface, but you will need to buy a cable. This is the monitor that I would recommend to anyone that wants to buy a monitor for Surface because this is the monitor with excellent and decent performance, you can do gaming on it, or you can work on it, no matter what you do experience and feeling will be , and pictures will be colorful and bright.
4. LG 27UD68P
This is the one of best 4K monitor I have ever tried personally, and I can say the experience was excellent. This is the 27-inch monitor, and in my opinion, the bigger the monitor is, the better the experience you will get and feel. It has the IPS panel which is excellent for gaming or working in this kind of resolution. The resolution of this monitor is 3840×2160, and it is the biggest monitor on my list. If you want to connect your surface to a large monitor, let this one take the prime place on your list. With five milliseconds response time it is decent for gaming, not excellent but fair.
Big resolution and 4K offers you pleasure and experience whether you are working or watching a movie, or TV show, the picture will be sharp and impressive. It has 2 HDMI inputs and DisplayPort, which is fantastic because you can buy a DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. So gaming experience on this monitor is more than excellent, only the response time is not so good but the sharpness and brightness and colors are excellent, and it is easy on the eyes. It is not so energy efficient, but okay if you can live with that. It works on 60Hz which is not bad, but for your surface, it would not be wrong to have a little more.