#SurfacePro4 #Microsoft – New Surface Pro 4 Release: What We Think We Know : Since the Surface line launched back in 2012, it’s had one breakout success. The Microsoft Surface Pro is just about the best example of a Windows 2-in-1 we’ve gotten.
The Surface Pro 4 that Microsoft launched last October came stuffed full of big improvements. Its predecessor had gotten a lot of things right, but size wasn’t one of them. This new version was thinner than previous versions.
Processor upgrades made it more powerful and quieter than previous generations too. New Surface Pen upgrades provided more pressure detection when writing. An upgraded rear-facing camera solved the horrible picture-taking problems the Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 all suffered from.
Microsoft even added a Windows Hello capable camera so that users could log in with just their face. So where does a possible new Surface Pro 4 fit into all of this? It’s hard to say right now.
Reports from those that have provided reliable information about Microsoft’s plans in the past indicate that Microsoft won’t announce a Surface Pro 5 in 2017. At the same time, a recent leak points to an updated version of the Surface Pro being announced at an event later this October.
Amazon Hints at New Surface Pro 4 Release
We owe rumors of a new Surface Pro 4 release almost entirely to a single company: Amazon. Besides selling the Surface Pro 4 at its own website, Microsoft also makes them available through Amazon for purchase.
Typically, the retailer is very clued into what’s going on with the Surface. If there’s a sale on the Microsoft Store giving $100 off some configurations, that sale usually comes to Amazon, for example. This isn’t a unique relationship in the slightest. Amazon works directly with hardware creators to bring their products to as many users as possible.
As technology has blossomed, Amazon has found new ways to let users know when they’re about to purchase something that’s already been replaced with new hardware. It adds a link and notification to the old hardware’s store page and it adds some additional text to the device’s listing so that users know what they’re buying.