Details for the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 keep leaking and it looks like Microsoft will, once again, have a groundbreaking device. Last week, it was thought that the new Surface Pro 4 wouldn’t be released until July. However, some expect the device to arrive sooner since prices for the Surface Pro 3 have been slashed by $100.
According to PC Pro, the Surface Pro 4 will have two models: a 12-inch one and one with a 14-inch screen. Both will have a 2160 x 1440 screen resolution. Both will have an Intel Core M Broadwill chip. This means the Surface Pro 4 will be even more of a laptop replacement than the Surface Pro 3. The Surface Pro 4 will certainly have a lot of competition.
According to TechnoBuffalo, Apple will reveal a new MacBook Air that’s thinner and lighter than anything Apple has ever released. They say it may be even thinner than the iPhone 6, which is a little hard to believe. Most sources believe it will be 12-inches and have a Retina display, similar to the one on the MacBook Pro units. However, unlike the Surface Pro 4, the new MacBook Air doesn’t have a digital touchscreen. However, Apple may have a device that can wipe out the Surface Pro 4.
Some rumors, as reported by Bidness Etc., suggest the iPad Pro may be more of an upgrade than people had originally thought, possibly being a full laptop replacement.
“The iPad Pro might be a different upgrade compared to previous expectations. It might be closer to a MacBook Air than the iPad Air 2. Based on rumors, the Apple iPad Pro is expected to be around 12.2 inches. It is also expected to come with more built in storage and a 4k display. There is also speculation that the iPad Pro could have a different architecture and software base, marking a shift from ARM-based processors to the Intel Core i-series.”
The Surface Pro 4 will also have the Dell XPS 13 to compete with. Dell’s new laptop is so well-built that it fits a 13.3-inch screen on the size of most 11.6-inch notebooks. One really has to see it in person to understand how much effort Dell put into the XPS 13. The screen looks bright and crisp, but only has 1920 x 1080 pixels of resolution. These days, high-end machines have a quad HD 2560-x-1440 pixel resolution screen.
The Surface Pro, as it is right now, is the ultimate laptop/hybrid tablet. Let’s hope that even with the competition, the Surface Pro 4 will blow us all away.
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