Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs Pro 3 Microsoft keeping overall form factor and charging mechanism from Surface Pro 3

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Microsoft’s new laptop-tablet hybrid could bring in a lot of new exciting features over its predecessor when it comes out in October.

According to an article at The Verge, Microsoft has announced that the charging mechanism and the overall form of the Surface Pro 4 will have no different from the Surface Pro 3. However, the article said, it doesn’t mean Microsoft is not considering adding in a few new features into the hybrid device.

Rumors have been flying around about the improvements the Surface Pro 4 will have over its highly successful predecessor.

One of these is a better battery capacity, as reported by MNR Daily. The article revealed that the Surface Pro 4 will have a full hour of battery life more than the Surface Pro 3’s battery, at 10 hours as compared to the previous model’s 9 hours.

This new feature has been touted as able to give a competitive edge against the upcoming iPad device from Microsoft’s main rival, Cupertino-based Apple Inc.

On the other hand, a report by Digi Times speculated that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 will be powered by the latest processor from Intel, the Skylake processor, while its software side will be powered by Windows 10.

News Every Day also claimed that the Surface Pro 4 will have a larger storage capacity than the Surface Pro 3. According to its report, Microsoft will give the new tablet-laptop hybrid a huge 1 terrabyte native storage capacity.

BGR also said that the Surface Pro will have a higher display resolution than the Surface Pro 3, which only had 1920×1280 pixels of display resolution. The website theorized that the new Surface Pro “laplet” will have a display resolution of 2160×1440.

As for its release date, the Day Herald said that the Surface Pro could come out in October as predicted by Windows Expert Paul Thurrott.