Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Pro 3: tipped to feature higher resolution display and new Skylake processor from Intel


Microsoft could be getting ready to release the successor to its Surface Pro 3 laplet, so it is time to compare the two models and see what one has over the other.

The Surface Pro 3 tablet, according to the Microsoft store, features a 12-inch display with full HD (1920×1280 pixels resolution), and a variety of processor, RAM and storage options.

Customers can pick between Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 next-generation Intel processors, memory options of 4GB to 8GB of RAM and choices of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB for storage space.

The tablet is also equipped with Intel’s HD Graphics 5000 video chip for exceptional performance, CNET noted, and is powered by Windows 8.1 that owners can upgrade to Windows 10 after its launch on July 29.

According to the Vine Report, peripherals for the Surface Pro 3 include a Kickstand and Surface Pro 3 Type Cover combo that will transform the tablet into a laptop. Other features across all models include a full-size USB 3.0 port and a microSD card reader, as well as a Mini DisplayPort.

As for the Surface Pro’s rumored sucessor, News Every Day reported that the Surface Pro 4 could be powered by the new Skylake processor from Intel, the successor to the Broadwell chips currently used in most devices. News Every Day also said that the tablet will be equipped with 16GB of RAM and a large storage space of 1 terrabyte.

However, this is contradicted by Master Herald‘s claim that the Surface Pro 4 will be powered instead by a Broadwell chip, while a separate article at the Vine Report speculated that storage could come in 128GB, 256GB, and 500GB variants.

The Surface Pro 4 could also have a 12-inch display capable of 2160 x 1440 pixels of resolution, BGR said, with Tech News Today adding that it could have an 8-megapixel main camera and a 3.5 megapixel front-facing shooter.

Tech News also noted that Microsoft could release the Surface Pro 4 together with Windows 10, but the release of a new Surface Pro 3 model as reported by CNET has put that into question.