MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 4

$1,299

This tablet is the computer for you

Microsoft has been making Surface tablets since 2012, and this latest version is really firing on all cylinders. Advancements in chip technology have enabled Microsoft to put a very fast computer and very nice screen in a case the size of a tablet. This should be at the top of the list for Windows computers.

Microsoft sure made the right choice with its Surface Pro line of tablet/computers — using the full version of Windows — to enable users to run all their Windows programs and have full access to the filing system, while allowing the convenience of a touch-screen tablet.

Apple decided years ago to make its Macintosh computers and iPads run different operating systems. Sure, there are some similarities between Mac OS and iOS, but not when it comes to running each other’s apps.

The Surface Pro 4 is available with a sixth-generation Intel Core m3, i5 or i7 processor with up to 16 gigabytes of RAM and (soon) up to 1 terabyte of internal storage. The unit being tested had a Core i5 with 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB solid state drive.

The back side features a now-familiar hinged kickstand that can hold itself steady at virtually any angle — and it surprisingly kept it at a comfortable reading angle.

Where the Surface Pro shines is in its expandability. There’s a USB 3.0 port for connecting peripherals, a Mini DisplayPort for connecting external monitors, a microSD card slot for extra storage and a physical connector for the keyboard covers — and more.

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THEUNPACK.COM

Starts at $39.99

Rent-a-wardrobe service makes travel easier

Theunpack.com delivers to your New York hotel a suitcase filled with clothes, accessories and toiletries that are professionally cleaned and packed — or just winter accessories to save the bulk. You can rent the items for two to five days with prices starting at $39.99. Deliveries are coming soon for Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Companies that ship your luggage to your destination are not new, but for men, renting a whole wardrobe is a gutsy move. The women’s full wardrobe option is coming.

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