We understand your lack of patience, because over a year has passed since the Surface Pro 3 was released and Microsoft hasn’t even confirmed the existence of the successor. But, we heard some rumors about its release date and specs and we have an idea about what to expect from the Surface Pro 4.
Surface Pro 3 – specs
To compare the two generations Surface Pro tablets, we’ll go on a journey in time and remember the specs of the previous model. The device came with a 12inches eDP ClearType HD screen which has a 3:2 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2160x1440pixels at 216 ppi.
It’s powered by a dual core Intel Haswell processor which is available in three variants: i3-4020Y with HD 4200 graphics, i5-4300U with HD 4400 graphics and i7-4650U with HD 5000 graphics, which are coupled with 4GB or 8GB of GB LPDDR3 1600 MHz RAM and storage variants of 64, 128, 256 or 512 GB (depending on the configuration), so the prices range from $899 to $1,799.
The Pro 3 has cameras on both sides with the same resolution of 5MP, but they lack LED flash. The tablet is fueled by a built-in rechargeable 42 Wh (150 kJ) battery and it comes with a 36W proprietary external power supply which has integrated USB charging port. The dimensions of the device are290x201x9.1mm and it weights 800 grams.
Surface Pro 4 – rumored specs
Tech Times reported that the successor will arrive in October and some sources claim that Microsoft ordered 256 GB SSDs from Samsung which will be shipped in September. This means that the launch of the Surface Pro 4 is getting closer and as Microsoft said, it will be “the tablet that can replace your laptop”. The price will start from $1,300 for the 12inches variant, but the tablet will come with a larger screen of 14inches which will have the same resolution of 2,160×1,440pixels.
The internal memory will start from 128 GB, but there are low chances for a 1TB option to be possible. Other websites believe that the storage options will be identical to those from the previous tablet, as well as the RAM variants, but the heart of the device will be an Intel Core M Broadwell and won’t need any fan, which means that it will be quieter and the thickness of the tablet might be reduced. Other reports claim that the processor will be called Skylake, but we’ll see if the rumors will turn out to be true.