Microsoft is looking to strengthen its presence in the tablet and notebook space by launching new models. The software titan recently unveiled Surface 3, which serves as a 2-in-1 tablet, much like Surface Pro 3.
But the company is not stopping at that, as it is widely expected to launch an all-new Surface Pro 4 soon. The new Surface Pro model has been in the news for a long time, with rumours outlining the possible specs and features to be incorporated in the tablet.
To offer a better perspective of what we might see in Surface Pro 4, here's a quick comparison of the upcoming tablet, with the newly launched Surface 3. The comparison is entirely based on speculations about Surface Pro 4, which is subject to changes upon launch.
We have narrowed down four major upgrades we might see in Surface Pro 4 compared to the latest Surface 3, to enable you in deciding if the upcoming tablet is worth waiting for.
Microsoft launched the Surface 3 tablet featuring a 10.8-inch display with 1,920 x 1,280 pixels resolution and 214ppi. Going by the leaked specs about Surface Pro 4, the unannounced tablet will come in two screen sizes. The mid-range base model will sport a 12-inch display while the larger tablet will measure 14 inches diagonally. Both variants are expected to pack a 2K resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels, VC Post reports.
The Surface 3 tablet is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom x7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz and backed by 2GB or 4GB RAM, Beta News reported. Comparatively, Surface Pro 4 is expected to run a newer and advanced SoC. According to media reports, the smaller 12-inch variant is said to feature Intel's processor with fan-less design, while the higher-end model will run Intel's i5 and i7 processor.
RAM and Storage
Microsoft is going big on the memory department for its Surface Pro 4. The Surface 3 comes with 2GB or 4GB RAM to match the internal storage of 64GB or 128GB, respectively. As for Surface Pro 4, Microsoft is doubling the RAM size from 8GB in the Surface Pro 3 to 16GB and internal storage up to 1TB.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is said to be the first device to run on upcoming Windows 10 OS at launch. It is expected that the new tablet will be launched alongside the consumer release of the new Windows OS around July. Since the Surface 3 was launched recently, it runs on a full version of Windows 8.1 like many other Microsoft tablets.