Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Release Update: Expected To Rival MacBook Pro and Dell XPS 13

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The Microsoft logo is seen at their offices in Bucharest March 20, 2013. Reuters/Bogdan Cristel

On Feb. 19, the International Business Times had reported that Microsoft is offering massive discounts on the Surface Pro 3. The reduction in the price of the last year’s Surface tablet has caused the rumour mill to speculate on the arrival of the successor model, the Surface Pro 4.

At present, the Surface Pro 3 is the best-selling tablet and during the Mobile World Congress (2015) tech expo, it managed to bag the award for the best mobile tablet. It comes with a 12-inch display. According to PC Pro, Microsoft will be rolling out two editions of the Surface Pro 4 tablet, namely a 14-inch and a 12-inch device. The Surface Pro 4 tablets are rumoured to be powered by Intel Core M Broadwell chip. It will be running on the Windows 10 OS.

Both display variants of the Surface Pro 4 will support 2560 x 1440 resolution, 16 GB RAM and native storage capacity of 1 TB. Even though the Surface Pro 4 has not been announced, it is already speculated to be rivaled by Apple MacBook Air 2015 that is rumoured to be revealed on March 9. The specifications of the device have already surfaced on the Web. The IBTimes report dated March 5 states that it will feature a 13-inch display, Intel Core i5 1.6 GHz CPU, Intel HD 6000 graphics and 4 GB of RAM.

Another opponent that Surface Pro 4 will have to deal with is the already released Dell XPS 13 laptop. It houses a 13-inch full HD display, Intel Core i5 1.6 GHz processor, 4 GB of RAM  and so on.

Microsoft is also rumoured to be working on another Surface sibling device. According to another IBTimes report from March 4, the device may either come out as Surface Pro Mini tablet or a Surface-branded flagship smarpthone. PC Pro claims that the mini edition will be powered with Intel Atom 64 bit processor.

What do you think about the Surface Pro 4? Will it able to maintain the success streak of the Surface Pro 3? Do let us know your thoughts by posting comments.

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