There could be another possible motive behind the delayed release date of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. It is probably because Microsoft would like its tablet/laptop combo to compete with the likes of the rumored Apple iPad Pro, rumored to launch in September this year. Reports suggest that the Surface Pro will come in two different models, a 12inch and a 14inch variant that will both have around 1TB of storage and 16GB of RAM.
Furthermore, both variants will also make use of matching keyboards and a stylus. Since the end of April, there have been reports that the launch of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is drawing near as US Retail giant Best Buy is offering major discounts on Surface Pro 3.
Meanwhile, The Motley Fool reported that Microsoft might replace their usual Intel Haswell processors with a Skylake or a Broadwell chipset, both manufactured by Intel. Both of these chipsets have a 14nm process, which makes it smallest but the most power-efficient chips to be present today.
Ever since last year, the Broadwell ‘Core M’ chips were already in the market and were used by other popular computer devices like Lenovo’s Yoga Pro 3 and Apple’s latest MacBook. The Skylake will be released on 15th August. Reports indicate that if Microsoft decides to use the Skylake chips, the launch of Surface Pro 4 will be delayed as these chips will be produced in mass quantities in the later part of this year.
Stay tuned for more updates on Microsoft Surface Pro 4!