With Windows 10 free upgrade for its existing Windows 7, 8 and Windows 8.1. 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. Several times we have been hearing about the upcoming device’s specs and features, and can say it won’t be too long we get to witness the launch of next in the Surface Pro segment, especially since Skylake is now with us as well, introduced by Intel earlier this month. Here we have covered sme fresh details about the forthcoming slate and you can take a look at them right after this jump.
Point to be noted is that, the Surface Pro series has seen an increase in revenues, and even though Microsoft itself has announced that existing Surface Pro 3 accessories will still be able to work with the refreshed version, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any changes on board. It is believed that the next Surface lineup will indeed be coming with Skylake on board and can be expected in October, accrding to The Verge’s Tom Warren.
With a launch in October, Surface Pro 4 is also expected to come with the first major Windows 10 upgrade, will also devided into two screen segments; namely 12 and 14-inches. In addition, same as last time around, the Surface Pro 4 will be available in more than one variant, with prices differing from $500 to $1300. The low-end Surface Pro 4 will be coming with the same display resolution as last year, whereas the high-end variant is expected to go as high as 4K.
Specs-wise, the base model is expected to incorporate a 10″ Full HD screen, fanless i3 supplemented with 4GB of RAM and USB Type-C port. As a whole will be powered by a massive 8600mAh battery package and Microsoft’s going to throw in a display and a HDMI port just for kicks. The top-end Surface Pro 4 will be arriving with Core i7, 16GB of RAM and a larger 13-inch display, hints at 4K resolution. The upcoming laplet is expected to come out with either an i5 or i7 Intel Core processor. Storage will play between 64GB and 256GB. Possibly include a stylus pen, an 8-megapixel main camera and 3.5-megapixel front-facing shooter, which should come in handy for video calls and apps. Word has it that the Surface Pro 4 will be good for use for up to 17 hours and that prices could start at $1,700.
If the aforementioned is to be believed and turns to be true, then, Microsoft also manages to overhaul the Surface Pro 4’s unique design, shuld see a perfect launch in the upcoming October month. A successful Surface Pro launch will finally mean a big break for Microsoft in terms of hardware and gadget lineup.
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Updated: The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 release date is said to be around October 15-25, with the new convertible going up for sale a month later in November.