Given that Microsoft rarely manages to generate some interest in its hardware devices, beside the Xbox One, the Surface Pro lineup has proven to be a nice exception. We've been seeing several specifications and features of the upcoming device pop up, and it won't be long until we get to see the next in the Surface Pro lineup, especially since Skylake is now with us as well. We've managed to uncover some fresh details about the upcoming slate and you can take a look at them below.
If you liked the Surface Pro 3 you'll definitely like the Surface Pro 4. Don't worry, it won't be using Core M chips
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) August 5, 2015
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Expected In October With Skylake And Several Changes
Even though the Surface Pro has seen an increase in revenues, and even though Microsoft itself has announced that existing Surface Pro 3 accessories will be able to work with the upgrade; that doesn't mean there won't be any changes on board. Starting from The Verge's Tom Warren, he believes that the next Surface lineup willi indeed be coming with Skylake on board and can be expected in October.
With an October launch, the Surface Pro 4 is also expected to come with the first major Windows 10 upgrade and will be divided into two screen categories; namely 12 and 14 inches. In addition, same as the last time around, the Surface Pro 4 will be available in more than one variant, with prices ranging from $500 to $1300. The low end Surface Pro 4 will be coming with the same display resolution as last year, while the high end variant is expected to go as high as 4K.
The base model is expected to incorporate a 10 inch FHD display, fanless i3 supplemented with 4 GB of RAM and Type C USB. All of this will be powered by a massive 8600 mAh battery and Microsoft's going to throw in a display and a HDMI port just for kicks. The high end Surface Pro 4 will be coming with Core i7, 16 GB of RAM and a larger 13 inch display.
If all of these specifications turn out to be correct, and Microsoft also manages to overhaul the Surface Pro 4's design, then we should be in for a good launch this October. A successful Surface Pro launch will finally mean a big break for Microsoft in terms of hardware and gadgets and will give it a good base from where to move towards other devices. Lets hope Redmond knows what its doing. It surely sounds like it. Stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below.