Surface Pro 4 might be available with two screen sizes

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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38 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 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...)

5. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

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

20. 7a6d3e7

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

35. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

just send it to me :)

25. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 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

33. burekbrigada

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

2. iMichael unregistered

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

4. jojon

Posts: 431; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

..and if they have..?

6. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 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.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21613; Member since: May 28, 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.

12. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Error log: Detection sarcastic comment failed.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21613; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

18. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 21613; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right /s

21. mchea

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

brof what are you smoking, you sound off

3. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

24. Plutonium239

Posts: 1180; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

The SP3 has QHD already...

27. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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

28. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They say FHD Plus, but it's QHD.

7. Tizo101

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 05, 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?

8. twens

Posts: 1167; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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

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.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21613; Member since: May 28, 2014

Oh yeah, Tim Cook is back.

22. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

30. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

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

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 21613; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

10. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 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

13. Iodine

Posts: 1474; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

26. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 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.

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