These days, tech plays an ever-increasing role in outdoor life. GPS watches and apps like Strava have all changed the game in various ways, but perhaps the biggest leap forward has been in the fields of outdoor photography and film-making. Today’s lightweight mirrorless cameras and GoPros are able to produce incredibly high-quality photos and footage. This means that getting amazing-looking photos and videos of your trips, whether it’s climbing, skiing, mountain biking or hiking has all become much more possible.
Of course, as lightweight and as portable as digital cameras are, you still need a computer to use them properly. Whether it’s clearing cards, logging and backing up footage or editing using Adobe Lightroom or Premiere Pro, having a powerful, portable laptop back in the chalet or at basecamp is an essential adventure tool for anyone with an interest in outdoor photography or film-making.
The Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft fits the bill perfectly. It’s as powerful as a proper computer, but it’s lightweight and as slimline as a large tablet. With its svelte design, Swiss Army Knife spec sheet, and a removable keyboard that enables you to use it either as a laptop or tablet, it’s been beating out the competition and bagging five-star reviews throughout 2016.
“It’s as powerful as a proper computer, but as lightweight and as slimline as a large tablet.”
What sets the Surface Pro 4 apart is the fact that, as a 2-in-1 detachable, it combines the power of a PC with the convenience of a tablet—the Surface Pro can be used with a detachable Type Cover keyboard, which is then be easily removed if you want to use it as a tablet. And via Microsoft’s PixelSense technology, you can also use a Surface Pen stylus that enables you to draw and take notes directly on the device. In fact, the Surface Pro 4 can detect 1,024 levels of pressure, even during a single pen stroke.