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Surface Book vs. Surface Pro 4: Which One to Buy?

On October 6th, Microsoft releases two new products: Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. Microsoft Surface has been an attractive product line since 2012. This series of tablets pitching "a tablet that can replace your laptop" have experienced success and failure. After three generations of improvements, the new version of Surface Pro and the first generation of Surface Book do have some new features.

Surface Book

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As a deformable tablet, the highlight of Surface Book is that the screen can be a separate laptop equipped with Surface and Pen. Besides, it features an integrated backlit keyboard, optional graphics, and responsive glass trackpad. With a resolution of 3000 x 2000, it weighs just 3.34 lbs (1516g) and displays 13.5-inch PixelSense. Compared to previous products, Surface Book handles the most demanding creative tasks without sacrificing battery life. With up to 12 hours of battery life, it’s the ultimate laptop to power your ideas.

Surface Pro 4

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Incredibly powerful and light, Surface Pro 4 handles the toughest tasks with ease, while being lighter than ever at 1.73 pounds (786g). The 12.3-inch PixelSense display has extremely high contrast and low glare to reduce eye strain. And with the 5MP front-facing and 8MP autofocus rear-facing cameras, you can have video conference with your colleagues from around the world with confidence. As for advanced technology, the new Surface Pen and redesigned Type Cover will make it easier to sigh in or activate Cortana.

Should you buy Surface Book or Surface Pro 4

According to the new features of Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, there are many similarities and also small difference. Which one should you buy? In fact, it’s all up to your taste. If you are used to Surface Pro and don’t need a separate screen, you can buy Surface Pro 4 with a lower price. If you would like to try new things and enjoy larger screen and flexible design, Surface Book is the best choice.

Further Reading: How to Enjoy iTunes Movies on Surface

No matter which Surface you choose to buy, one of the purchase purposes is watching movies. What if you would like to enjoy iTunes movies on Surface Book or Surface Pro 4? Since iTunes movies can only be played on Apple devices, it seems difficult to watch iTunes movies on non-Apple devices like Surface. Fortunately, NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus makes it possible to enjoy iTunes movies on Surface.

NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus is a well-designed DRM removal tool for iTunes purchased and rented movies. It can get rid of DRM protection and transfer iTunes movies to other devices including Surface. At the same time, you can convert iTunes M4V format to whatever format you want so as to be supported by various devices. After conversion, you can get lossless quality with AC3 Dolby 5.1 audio and multilingual subtitles. The following is a detailed tutorial.

At first, you should download and install NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus on your Windows or Mac.

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Step 1. Add iTunes movies

Launch NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus, click "Add Movies" button on the top-left or in the center, there will be a list of your iTunes purchased or rented movies. Choose the movies you want to convert and then click "OK". Batch conversion is supported.

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Step 2. Choose output format

Go to the dropdown list next to "Lossless MP4", you can choose "Lossless MP4" since it is accepted by VLC Media Player. You can also manually set the parameters like Codec, Bitrate, Size and Scale by clicking the Settings icon.


3. Start conversion

Click "Convert" button on the bottom-right. During the conversion, please make sure you are not clicking on the button to control iTunes.


After conversion, you can find the converted iTunes movies in the output folder. Then use USB cable or SD card to transfer the movies to Surface. In this way, you can enjoy iTunes movies on Surface easily.

Video Tutorial: How to Losslessly Remove DRM from iTunes on Windows

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