Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Leaks, specs, pricing and release date

While Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet was one of the first tablets to break the 12-inch display barrier and was recently joined by Apple's iPad Pro, word is out that Microsoft is going a step further with the launch of Surface Pro 4 come October.

As per details available with us, the new Surface Pro 4 will reportedly feature variants carrying 12-inch and 14-inch displays as well as brand new Intel processors when it will launch next month.

The new processors in question could either be Intel's Core M 'Broadwell' CPU or Intel Skylake processors to be available in Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 variants. The Broadwell is already in the field while Skylake is reportedly going through its last stages of trials.

Surface Pro 4 will also feature a display with 2160 x 1440p resolution and will come with a larger battery, docket stations and Type covers. The Windows 10-powered tablet will also carry an advanced Stylus which will be more intuitive to touch and possess greater sensitivity than the current Surface Pen.

Overall, Microsoft intends to bring in greater power efficiency, longer battery life and enhanced user experience along with the new tablet. The tablet is expected to debut along with Microsoft's brand new Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL and Lumia 550 smartphones in October.

Even though Surface Pro 3 is a formidable tablet, it has its own weaknesses which will soon be addressed by the Surface Pro 4. The upcoming tablet will feature a much improved keyboard and will reduce overheating issues.

Pricing

The more sugar you add to your drink, the sweeter it will be. This should apply to the Surface Pro 4 if Microsoft chooses to keep pricing stagnant like all other phone and tablet makers.

If you decide to go for the base model with 64GB storage, a 4GB RAM and an Intel i3 processor, you will need to shell out just £639.

If you go for an i5 processor, you can choose among 128GB/4GB and 256GB/8GB models which will cost you £849 and £1079 respectively.

However, the most powerful i7 processor will be available in 256GB/8GB and 512GB/8GB variants which will cost £1299 and £1549 respectively.


Release date

If the Surface Pro 4 is indeed launched in Microsoft's upcoming event, we expect pre-orders to begin immediately and deliveries should commence around the last week of October. However, we expect to hear from Microsoft first before being completely sure about delivery timelines.

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