You’re either looking to buy the new Surface Book 4 – or already have one and want to know every dark secret it in its tiny folds. In this article we’ll tell you about the settings worth seeking out, some buttons you might have missed, along with other hidden tricks.
Activate Windows Hello
The surface is built specifically to run the new Windows 10 operating system (which some still hate for some reason). Windows Hello is a more personal way to sign in to your Windows 10. It offers enterprise-grade security without the need to type in a password.
Select the Start button, then select Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options to set up Windows Hello. Under Windows Hello, you’ll see options for face, fingerprint, or iris if your PC has a fingerprint reader or a camera that supports it. Once you’re set up, you’ll be able to sign in with a quick swipe or a glance.
Your Old Surface Pro Power Supply will still work
If you purchased the Intel Core M3 version of the Surface Pro 4, expect a tiny power issue. Small since this version of the device doesn’t actually need a lot of power. Also, it doesn’t have a full-sized USB port that would allow you to charge your smartphones and Surface Pros.
Good news! You can still use your old Surface Pro Power Supply with your new Surface 4. Phew!
Surface Pen doubles as a shortcut
The improved Surface Pen can be used as a wireless remote for the new Surface 4. Click the Pen’s top once and it will open the OneNote application. Hold the pen top down to activate Cortana. Click the pen top twice to activate the screenshot function and send it instantly to OneNote.
Reuse old surface pro 3’s type cover
Yes, you still can – my frugal brother. However, Surface Pro 4’s Type Cover is still the best Microsoft has ever produced. It’s more durable and rigid compared to old covers.
If you still have a spare Surface Pro 3 Type Cover, you can pair it with your Surface Pro 4. The Surface Type Cover can be found for sale on Amazon at just $90. Take note that Surface Pens designed for the Surface Pro 3 won’t work for the New Surface Pro 4.
Don’t mind the volume buttons when the keyboard is open
You won’t see the keyboard buttons on their usual place on the Surface Pro 4. They are moved on top of the device, which honestly makes them pretty uncomfortable to press if you’re using it in landscape mode.
You won’t use them correctly when outside the Tablet Mode or when the new Surface 3 Type Cover is attached. The new Type Cover has dedicated buttons for changing the volume just above the main keys. You can use those button easily.
Beef up storage using the MicroSD slot
Awesome! Microsoft finally heard their loyal following when it beefed up the device’s storage capacity. The smallest storage of the Surface Pro 4 is 128GB. If you need more than that, buy a high-capacity, high-speed MicroSD card to stick into your Surface Pro 4. Fixed!
Raring to buy this awesome piece of technology? Check out Microsoft Surface Pro 4 available online at Harvey Norman and take advantage of the latest in computing. You can also visit tech shops near you to see if the gadget is worth buying. But with its function and ease of use, we’re sure you’ll end up getting one, anyway.