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Surface Pro Vs Surface Pro 4: The New Tricks

By Monica U Santos , May 26, 2017 08:11 AM EDT
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Microsoft has launched a new Surface Pro with name "new Surface Pro." Its bizarre name echoes the previous 2012 Apple "new iPad" and will soon provoke criticism that it isn’t worth the "Surface Pro 5" label. Nevertheless, Microsoft’s new machine makes delicate and important upgrades in many fields especially versus the Surface Pro 4.

The Display

The New Surface Pro also has the same 3:2, 12.3-inch PixelSense display appearance just like the Surface Pro 4. The original resolution remains 2736 x 1824 pixels and 267 PPI. Aside from that, there’s also the same support for 10 point multi-touch, according to Forbes.

The New Microsoft Surface Pro has the support for Surface Dial, something fans suspect that was behind the deeper 165-degree kickstand. The tech firm claimed that the Dial support will come to its Surface Pro 4 later before the end of the year via a firmware update.

The Performance

Intel’s Kaby Lake chipsets with the option of Core m3-7Y30 with HD Graphics 615, Core i5-7300U with HD Graphics 620 and Core i7-7660U with Iris Plus Graphics 640 are available for the New Surface Pro. Interestingly, both m3 and i5 chipset options will be fanless and therefore will be reserved. And with this high-performance laptop, Microsoft claims to be the top end i7 model and will be quieter than ever.

Just like the performance of the Surface Pro 4, the new Microsoft device has also quite RAM options. There are 4GB, 8GB or 16GB RAM variants of 1866Mhz LPDDR3and with storages of128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and even 1TB choices via a PCIe NVMe SSD.

The Software

Both Microsoft devices will be running Windows 10 Pro. The New Surface Pro will be sent directly to buyers with Windows 10 Pro as its processor, as reported by SlashGear. However, Microsoft has confirmed that it will also sell the range with Windows 10 S very soon.

 

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