A word is quickly spreading around the internet that Microsoft plans to launch the new Surface Pro device in October this year. Following the success of the Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3, it's only natural that people are expecting a lot from the upcoming Surface Pro 4.

Before we get to rumors, let's talk about some actual facts. Last fall, the General Manager of the Surface line, Brian Hall, told us that the new generation of SP devices will be compatible with accessories designed for its predecessor. Hall also noted that the next Surface device will have the same size as its predecessor, which means that it will be a 12-inch device.

Now, let's talk about unconfirmed rumors. It's widely believed that the new device will be powered by Windows 10, which is completely reasonable to think, as there's almost no chance that Microsoft will release the new piece of hardware powered by some older version of Windows.

Also, an unconfirmed report said that the the Surface Pro 4 will be powered by Intel Skylake processors. Reportedly, there will be three versions based on the processor (i3, i5 and i7). If that turns out to be true, the new Surface device will have much better CPU and graphics performance and a longer battery life than the previous device from the line, which uses Haswell chips.

There's a speculation that Microsoft will offer a 1TB version of the new Surface Pro, along with current offerings of 65GB, 128GB, 256GB and 500GB of built-in storage. We don't have any info about the screen resolution, but since the display size will probably stay the same as SP3, there's the possibility that the resolution also won't be changed (2160 x 1440).

On the other hand, there's also a rumor that the Surface Pro 4 will be pushed all the way back to second half of 2016, so the device could feature 256GB stat solid drivers (SSD) with NVME which won't be available until next year. Since these are just rumors and we don't have any official info, all we can do is wait for Microsoft to reveal more accurate details.
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