Microsoft Surface Pro 4 to be gamers’ best bet: release date, features, specs and all you need to know
Redmond based software major Microsoft’s next generation tablet/ laptop hybrid namely Surface Pro 4 is all set to be showcased in the market before long. Though the company hasnâ€™t spoken a word about its actual launch, tech mavens and analysts are pretty sure that this will be showcased during the forthcoming event set to be held on October 6.
There are reasons to believe that Surface Pro 4 is coming with massive improvements not just in its looks but also in its specs and features. The next generation tablet/ laptop hybrid from Microsoft will come with double GPU power besides two screen sizes. Another major improvement in the Surface Pro 4 will be more powerful and integrated graphics chip that will certainly improve the performance of the hybrid to an all new level.
The Surface Pro 3 has been a massive hit. It was particularly more successful among the enterprises that want their machines not just to look stunning, but also perform accordingly.
With doubling of graphics power the Redmond company is making it all the more exciting for enterprise customers. There is no doubt that heavy gamers actually want a dedicated GPU in some form, the most likely candidates for inclusion are integrated chips somewhere close to the new Intel HD 530. It is now well known that this latest chip started arriving in the market last month. It remains one of the best non-dedicated Skylake configurations on the market. If the Surface Pro 4 intends to release this year, it seems likely that at least one of its models will have a 530 in tow.
While talking about it a report says, â€œshould that be the case, a recent benchmark suggests that the HD 530 has nearly double the graphics performance of the HD 440 that was used in the mid-tier Surface Pro 3. The study was conducted leveraging popular PC games like “World Of Warcraft” and “Civilization: Beyond Earth” as stress tests. Using the latter title as an example, the 530 scored a 43 for its 1080p resolution low. The Surface Pro 3 graphics option was only able to muster a 19â€.
There are rumors that the new hybrid will come in two different screen sizes as well as spec allotments. While earlier reports claim that the new device will be nearly the same form factor as its predecessor, a 14-inch screen option is still viable. One way to accomplish this feat is by decreasing bezel real estate to make room for a larger touch screen. In that way, Microsoft could easily sell 12 and 14-inch versions of the Surface Pro 4 that are the exact same size and support the same Surface Pro 3 accessories.