Contrary to expectations, Microsoft did not announce the arrival of the Surface Pro 4, its latest tablet/laptop hybrid, during its April 29-May 1 Build 2015 Developer Conference in San Francisco, California.
New speculations point to a May 20 launch date for the Surface Pro 4.
Earlier, the Chinese website 36kr quoted a reliable insider in the company as saying that the device will come with a powerful processor just like its predecessor, the Surface Pro 3. It specifically would have a Core i5 Broadwell CPU and not the Core M which was recently featured on the less expensive Surface 3 and even on the latest MacBook from Apple.
This possible increase in processing power will make the Surface Pro 4 as powerful as many laptops in the market.
However, the device is rumored to have no fans on board. As such, it may have to deal with the overheating issues that the core i7 models of its predecessor encountered.
Analysts say Broadwell chips are better when it comes to heat dissipation. This could be the primary reason why Microsoft has chosen to go with it.
As for the display on the Surface Pro 4, it is expected to be around the same size as its predecessor’s 12 inches. Coming to the stylus, it is widely expected to use the active stylus of N-Trig, a company Microsoft bought last year.