Microsoft has gained a lot of new fans with its Surface Pro line, with last year's Microsoft Pro 3 being the most enthusiastically received among the range. Recently, there have been rumors that Microsoft is planning a major release for 2015, which will see not one, but two Surface Pro models.
Rumors claim that the new Surface Pro 4 will have the same 12-inch screen as its predecessor, however, other reports say that it will have a bigger display at 14 inches. Another persistent rumor is that Microsoft will release a smaller version of the Surface Pro 4 which will have a screen size of eight inches.
The Surface Pro 4 is expected to have an Intel Core M Broadwell processor, which is said to be more efficient, but less powerful than the Haswell Intel Core processor in the Surface Pro 3. According to AndroidOrigin, Intel claims that the Core M processor provides up to 30 percent reduction in energy consumption compared to the Haswell Intel Core processor, making the Surface Pro 4 significantly more environmentally friendly than other Surface Pro models. Moreover, the smaller Surface Pro 4 is said to have an Intel Atom 64-bit chipset. The Surface Pro 4 is also said to come with a stylus pen, and that it will also be a better version compared to the stylus that comes with the Surface Pro 3.
It is speculated that the Surface Pro 4 is going to be announced within the third quarter of this year and that it will arrive with the latest Windows 10 OS. The new operating system is expected to bring improvements to the device and will feature an updated UI design.