Microsoft Surface Pro 4 release date, specs rumors roundup: What to expect and what not to expect
Microsoft Surface pro 4 is being awaited with bated breath. The level of expectation is very high and people are all excited about the hybrid tablet that they believe will be a massive improvement over the already superb Surface Pro 3.
There are reasons to believe that it is going to be a delightful experience for gaming enthusiasts, besides of course enterprises who are trying to verify rumors if the tablet/ laptop hybrid will come with a 1TB storage. If this is indeed true and the hybrid is coming with improved processor, larger storage options, this means that enterprises will fall for it without much of delay.
In the meantime there are reasons to believe that the arrival of not just this impeccable machine, but also a couple of other products from Redmond based tech giant is all set for October 6, merely three days from now.
A report in the top tech blog Tech Radar has this to say, â€œMicrosoft has sent out media invites to an event being held on October 6, which promises â€˜some exciting news about Windows 10 devices.â€™ With Windows 10 out in the wild and Intelâ€™s Skylake processors finding their way into devices, it wouldnâ€™t be crazy to think that the Surface Pro 4 might take centre stage that day.â€
The new tablet from Microsoft is going to be substantially improved than the existing version. A report has this to say, â€œAs per details available with us, the new Surface Pro 4 will reportedly feature variants carrying 12-inch and 14-inch displays as well as brand new Intel processors when it will launch next month. The new processors in question could either be Intelâ€™s Core M Broadwell CPU or Intel Skylake processors to be available in Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 variants.â€
The news that has got the highest amount of attention recently is rumor that the new Surface Pro 4 may be coming with Intelâ€™s latest Skylake processors. As far as resolution of the tab is concerned, it is expected to remain the same. There are some sources who say that the Surface Pro 4 will have the same 2160 x 1440 pixel resolution screen as the Surface Pro 3, but others say both the 12-inch and 14-inch variants of the Surface Pro 4 will contain a 4K Ultra HD screen. The Surface Pro 4 will challenge Appleâ€™s iPad Pro, but Microsoftâ€™s device has one main advantage, and it is the fact that it has a desktop operating system installed (Windows 10) rather than iOS 9, the mobile operating system that will run on the iPad Pro.
The Surface Pro 3â€™s battery life was criticized by almost everyone. Anandtechâ€™s Anand Lal Shimpi says, â€œIn our tablet benchmarks, I never saw Surface Pro break the 6 hour mark on a single charge. In most cases Iâ€™d expect to see 5 â€“ 6 hours out of Surface Pro in light, tablet usage. Video playback was especially disappointing as Surface Pro managed to use more power here than during our web browsing battery life testâ€. Now there are reasons to believe that the company has worked on this aspect and the new tab will come with significantly improved battery life.