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The Sur­face Pro 4 has a US$899 start­ing price, whereas the most af­ford­able Sur­face Book costs US$1,499. That may look like a big dif­fer­ence, but it's not a fair com­par­i­son be­cause the en­try-level Sur­face Pro 4 only has a Core m3 pro­ces­sor and 4GB RAM.

The Core i5 Sur­face Pro 4 with 256GB of stor­age and 8GB RAM costs US$1,299, whereas a sim­i­larly-spec'd Sur­face Book costs US$1,699. How­ever, note that this Sur­face Book doesn't have dis­crete graph­ics; if you opt for it, the price shoots to US$1,899. Prices go up pretty quickly af­ter that. A Sur­face Book with a Core i7 pro­ces­sor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and dis­crete graph­ics costs US$2,099; and this is be­fore max­ing RAM and stor­age.

Fi­nally, note that the Sur­face Pro 4's Type Cover is an op­tional ac­ces­sory and will set you back US$130. This closes the price gap fur­ther, es­pe­cially if you were to pick up a Sur­face Book with­out the dis­crete GPU.

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