Following the success of the Surface Pro 3 table, Microsoft is gearing up for the release of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, the Latino Post reported. Even more, a Microsoft employee has mentioned the upcoming device in a statement.
Initially, rumors started to spread that Microsoft would stop releasing the Surface Pro series because of a multitude of problems it faced during earlier releases. But refusing to easily back down, Microsoft started focusing on developing better tablets, which resulted in the success of the much loved Surface Pro 3.
Surface Pro 3 received rave reviews from critics and users, and because the latest instalment of Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet is doing good in terms of sales, Master Herald reported that a fourth installment of the gadget is going to be released soon.
The rumors of a new tablet from the Redmond-based company began after Surface lineup general manager Brian Hall wrote in the Surface's blog that the current accessories of the Surface Pro 3 were designed to be "compatible with the next generation of the Pro line Surface."
Rumors surrounding the feature of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 included the term "laplet," which implies that it could be a hybrid of a laptop and a tablet.
The idea comes from the fact that majority of Surface Pro 3 users connect their gadgets to a keyboard, according to Christian Today. So in order to make it more convenient, Microsoft reportedly decided to design a combination of a laptop and a tablet, the outlet noted.
Microsoft also announced that the new and upcoming Surface Pro series will have the same power cables and Type covers as its predecessor and will also contain the docking stating that can already be seen in Surface Pro 3.
According to the International Business Times, the Surface Pro 4 will be released in varying sizes. The larger version of the Surface Pro 4 is rumored to be 13 to 14 inches in size, and will try to break the weak sales trend of large tablets. The smaller version, which will be called Surface Pro Mini, measures about 8 inches and is an attempt to compete with other smaller-sized tablets offered by Apple and Google.
In terms of the timeline for its release, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is expected to be launched at the same time as Windows 10, according to Gospel Herald, making it the first device to run the newest Windows system.
The Verge initially reported that Windows 10 will be available by late January 2015, and if rumors are true, it will also be the same time that fans can get their hands on Microsoft's newest Surface Pro offering.