Microsoft Surface Pro 4 to get Intel’s latest Skylake processor, November launch


Microsoft looks set to launch the Surface Pro 4 to the general public in November. Intel has just shown off its newest “Skylake” processors and it won’t be much of a surprise if the Surface Pro 4 has the new CPU.

Surface Pro 4 to sport Skylake CPUs

Skylake will give the Surface Pro 4 several benefits right away. Skylake would allow the Surface Pro 4 to handle 4K video at 60 frames per second. Furthermore, using the latest Intel CPU will certainly appease power users, with more power as well as increased battery efficiency.

The new tablet from Microsoft will likely come in two flavours – a cheaper model with 4 GB or RAM, and a higher end model with 8 GB. In terms of storage however, the cheaper version is said to come with 128 GB while the more powerful version will have 256 GB or perhaps even 512 GB. There are also various online reports that the device will have a 2,160 x 1,440 pixel display and both version will run Windows 10.

The Surface Pro 4 should also support a docking stations and other accessories that work with the current Surface Pro 3 model. Of course, it’s also likely to be slimmer and lighter, as well as sporting a 14-inch display to counter the rumoured iPad Pro that Apple may reveal in the coming months.

According to a report by Design & Trend, the Surface Pro 4 will come with Xbox videogame streaming – and with a solid-state drive (SSD), it’s likely to prove one of the perfect machines for tablet-based video games, hooked up to an Xbox.

Surface Pro 4 Grey

Separately, another report from Business Insider anticipates a new Surface Pen to debut with the Pro 4, after Microsoft acquired a company called N-Trig that specialises in stylus technology.

Said to be delayed last year, Microsoft may see fit this time around to launch a smaller version, dubbed the Surface Pro Mini, featuring an 8-inch display, in order to compete with the iPad Mini and Google Nexus tablets.

SOURCE: International Business Times.


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