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Surface Pro 4 might be available with two screen sizes

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Surface Pro 4 might be available with two screen sizes
Now that the Apple iPad Pro allows iOS users to employ a tablet with a 12.9-inch screen, there is talk that Microsoft is going to go bigger with the screen on the Surface Pro 4. The sequel to the highly celebrated Surface Pro 3, Microsoft's most praised mobile product, is expected to be unveiled in New York City on October 6th. At the same time, we should see the unveiling of the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL and the Microsoft Band 2.

The current speculation has Microsoft offering a 12-inch tablet, like the current Surface Pro 3, and a huge 14-inch model with a 1440 x 2160 resolution. That works out to a 185ppi pixel density. The slate is rumored to be free of bezels, and there is talk that Microsoft will use the new Skylake Core chipset from Intel. Up to 16GB of RAM will be available, with native storage running as high as 500GB. Windows 10 OS will be pre-installed

According to those familiar with Microsoft's plans, the company didn't want to mess with the design of the Surface Pro 3, so the Surface Pro 4 will have basically the same look as its predecessor. Microsoft GM Brian Hall has stated that the next generation of the Surface Pro will be compatible with the Surface Pro 3's accessories, meaning that the Docking station and the Type Cover from the current model will fit on the Surface Pro 4. We could still see an improved Type Cover for the new slate be revealed on Tuesday, loaded with new features.

In addition, we could see a new stylus. Microsoft acquired the Israel company N-Trig, which produces the stylus technology for the Surface tablets. Considering that the new Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10 has some functions that use handwriting, a new stylus for the Surface Pro 4 is warranted.

Microsoft raised the bar tremendously high with the Surface Pro 3, making it hard to surpass with the Surface Pro 4. But now that Apple has an iPad challenger to the Surface Pro line, the software giant cannot take even one second to slack off in the high-end tablet market (or the enterprise tablet market, or the large-screened tablet market, whatever you want to call it). The results of this hard work will be displayed this coming Tuesday.


source: PocketLint

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posted on 03 Oct 2015, 00:34 13

1. zeeBomb (Posts: 1786; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


LETS GO MICROSOFT! Catching all those wins, a sliiiim bezel experience will be nothing short of beauuuuuuuutiful!

(and if this gets reviewed but gets a bad score. I will find you. And I will...)

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 01:07 2

5. aBoss (Posts: 101; Member since: 15 Sep 2014)


all the surface pro 4 needs is 20+ hour battery life then it will be gold

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 07:00 5

20. 7a6d3e7 (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 Sep 2015)


If it lasts 20+ hours I will give away my surface pro 3 to the first person I see on my way to buy this tab.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 12:39

35. trustory (Posts: 132; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


just send it to me :)

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 08:42

25. j2001m (Posts: 2789; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


May be the 2 screen sizes is not right and it's the same sp4 with only one size
But and this is the big but

It as a small screen tablet mode
Using Intel Smart Frame
I.e. Bigger screen in Pc mode and smaller screen in tablet mode

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 11:37 1

33. burekbrigada (Posts: 19; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Well, seems like today people are not very smart. Slim bezel on tablet? Especially on heavy tablet like Surface Pro? Did you ever use tablet for more than 5 minutes? Bezels are ugly, I agree, but on tablet they are absolutely necessary.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 00:50 5

2. iMichael (unregistered)


The surface pro 4 is a ipad pro copy like the surface pro 3.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 01:07

4. jojon (Posts: 332; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


..and if they have..?

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 01:07 10

6. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


So The iPad Pro Is A Surface Pro 3 Copy And The Surface Pro 4 Is A iPad Pro Copy. Is That What You Mean LOL. In My Option The iPad Pro Would Need OS-X To Be Considered A Surface Pro 3 Copy.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 01:53 18

9. meanestgenius (Posts: 9751; Member since: 28 May 2014)


How could the Surface Pro 3 be a copy of the iPad Pro when the Surface Pro 3 has been available for purchase for some time now and the iPad Pro isn't even out yet? iFan logic is ridiculous....by the way, I see you've created a new account, Tim Cook.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 02:44 11

12. noler (Posts: 322; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Error log: Detection sarcastic comment failed.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 05:15

16. meanestgenius (Posts: 9751; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Um, what? Do YOU even know what you're talking about, because I sure don't.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 05:19 4

18. Wiencon (Posts: 1775; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Maybe that you failed at recognising troll, c'mon is it that hard to not reply to those idiots? You only make them happy by wasting your time on them

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 11:11 3

31. meanestgenius (Posts: 9751; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I noticed him trolling, and chose to respond. Who I respond to, and when, is my choice to make.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 04:54

14. ibend (Posts: 3539; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


yeah right
/s

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 07:28

21. mchea (Posts: 11; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


brof what are you smoking, you sound off

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 00:59 1

3. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


SP4 is rumoured to come with a 4k screen not QHD as mentioned in the article. My guess is the QHD one will be a choice with 4k.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 07:46 1

24. Plutonium239 (Posts: 1040; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)


The SP3 has QHD already...

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 09:52 1

27. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2139; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Battery life is already poor on an FHD screen, so adding a 4K screen would be madness.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 10:01 1

28. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2139; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


They say FHD Plus, but it's QHD.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 01:19 8

7. Tizo101 (Posts: 394; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


in the beginning we are told about Apple at the end again we are told about Apple, my question is, what is this article about?

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 01:40 1

8. twens (Posts: 955; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


It's funny how Apple gets featured in every products article.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 02:16 2

11. iMichael (unregistered)


It is because Apple is the world's best tech company. The message needs to be displayed on every article to get people to realize that.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 05:16 4

17. meanestgenius (Posts: 9751; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Oh yeah, Tim Cook is back.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 07:32

22. bucky (Posts: 2460; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Don't reply to this guy. Either just a troll or an android fan purposely trying to act like a crazed Apple fan.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 10:21 2

30. HouTexan (Posts: 435; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


You sound stupid. He's a troll and an idiotic, Apple fan, not android.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 11:13 1

32. meanestgenius (Posts: 9751; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I don't think he's an Android fan. He's a troll, yes, but definitely not an Android fan.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 02:09 2

10. Lycan155 (Posts: 247; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Gonna be awesome im sure , i like the idea of having a full windows os on tablets in the past i really wanted one so just i can play skyrim on it haha , i just hope they manage it make it lighter

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 02:45

13. Iodine (Posts: 1305; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Which skylake parts will be used ?

Because from performance standpoint, iPad Pro is looking like blowing away most, if not all ULV parts available, mainly in GPU performance.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 09:44

26. Ruturaj (Posts: 1281; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Skylake is intel's 6th generation cpu. i5 and i7 6th generation will be used from U series that is with TDP 15. CPU performance will be way better than ipad pro, we should be intrested in GPU, intel's 530 vs GPU in ipad pro. I wish there would have been pro model with Quad core processor and iris pro graphics.

posted on 04 Oct 2015, 01:41

36. JackDiesel (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Nothing like a good GPU for playing Candy Crush.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 05:02 2

15. sonisoe (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 May 2009)


now, the ipad pro or any ipad for that matter isnt even close to being a challenger to the latest generation of surface (namely pro 3 hereon out)... the apps will be coming shortly...

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 06:33

19. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1371; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


The tablet ipad pro wish could be but never will be. You go girl MS!

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 07:34

23. 87186 (Posts: 260; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)


"You go girl MS!"

what? haha try again.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 10:15

29. xperia_fanboy (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Try this android game
ttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.A​SOFT.BananaRun2
It's fun. Put the "h" in front of the link. Then it'll work.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 12:10

34. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1524; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Folks most good ultrabooks and laptop computers are 14 inches and above so the folks used to larger screen Laptops and Ultrabooks will go for a Surface Pro 14 inch screen these People will rarely use it as a Tablet.to them it will be a thin device to put in a shoulder bag and carry an use on the go and they will sit it on a table just like 90 percent of MS Surface Pro
users do everyday. I never looked at the Surface pro as a tablet that can replace a Laptop
I always thought of it as tablet thin portable computer hybrid.

posted on 04 Oct 2015, 06:53

37. Plutonium239 (Posts: 1040; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)


I use mine as a tablet frequently, especially for taking notes at work.

posted on 05 Oct 2015, 00:11

38. MrElectrifyer (limited) (Posts: 2192; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Haha, iPhoneArena trying so hard to make the inferior and overpriced toyPad Pro relevant..there's no challenge coming from the toyPad Pro, even the non-Pro Surface 3 is more pro than that bastardized toy.

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