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Microsoft fans are anticipating a possible 4K-capable Surface Pro 4

by on August 15, 2015

Stephan Jukic – August 15, 2015

According to the website Tech Times, new information shows that the Surface Pro 4 is definitely on the way. Some of the new information that the site revealed about the laptop/tablet combo device indicates that:

“Among the speculated features, the MS Surface Pro 4 is said to come in 12 inch and 14 inch variants. The high-end variant of the tablet will reportedly cost around $1,300 and boast a 4K resolution screen and 16 GB of RAM.”

If true, these specs mean one very powerful little piece of computing technology, as powerful as most 4K laptops on the market today. Tech Times has also noted that there will likely also be a $500 base model of the Pro 4 with just 4GB of RAM and a more conventional screen resolution, powered by an 8,600mAh battery. As for a release date, so far the information provided unofficially points towards October.

To be sure, Microsoft itself hasn’t made any formal statements about the above info but the speculation does have a fair bit of credibility to it.

The Surface Pro 4 may come with 4K display, an HDMI port and a 16GB RAM

The Surface Pro 4 may come with 4K display, an HDMI port and a 16GB RAM

Other rumors about the Surface Pro 4 also indicate that it will come with Skylake and the first major Windows 10 upgrade. Furthermore, even the above-mentioned 4GB base model will include Type-C USB ports and an HDMI port as wonderful bonuses. Considering that the Surface Pro 3 only comes with USB 3.0 connectivity, the HDMI and next-gen USB switch in the expected Surface Pro 4 is going to be superb.

On the other hand, some people are definitely suspicious of these rumors around the Pro 4. According to some users, commenting on a Tech Times article about the same device rumors, the whole thing is “bullshit” that someone likes to make up and will stay that way until we get an actual official announcement from Microsoft itself.

Furthermore, another commentator astutely pointed out that another different leak, about Intel technology, on MacRumors shows that Skylake isn’t due out until Q1 of 2016, so the idea of a Surface Pro 4 released in October of 2015 with Skylake included is ridiculous. However, even if the Skylake aspect of the Surface Pro 4 rumor turns out to be false, that doesn’t negate the possibility of the other information about 4K display and an October release being correct.

The Surface Pro is definitely one of this year’s more anticipated devices and the competition between this little powerhouse of a device from MS and the upcoming Apple iPad Pro is going to be interesting to see. The Surface Pro 3 was very successful, so now we’ll see if a possibly 4K-capable Pro 4 achieves the same.

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  • MrSatyre
    August 16, 2015 at 6:41 am

    A few months ago, I confounded a MS employee by telling her I was still happily using my 1G Surface. It runs Photoshop, Illustrator, and all of the Office apps with ease. I can watch HD movies on it, as well as edit them. No sweat. The 2G and 3G, while nicer in some respects, simply don’t offer significant improvements to warrant spending an extra $1-2K. The 4G will probably inspire me to upgrade, however.


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