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Microsoft’s most exciting Surface Pro yet might hit stores before Apple’s 12-inch iPad Pro

Published Mar 9th, 2015 4:48PM EDT
Surface Pro 4 vs. iPad Pro
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Reports have recently revealed that Apple has delayed the iPad Pro to September, though a firm release date for the device is yet to be made official since Apple hasn’t even confirmed that it exists. However, the bigger 12-inch iOS device won’t necessarily be the most interesting tablet launching this year, The Inquisitr suggests, as an updated and upgraded Surface Pro 4 tablet/laptop combo could launch before the new iPad Pro.

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Citing older reports that surfaced earlier this year, the publication says the Surface Pro 4 might come in two different configurations, including 12-inch and 14-inch versions. The devices could have 2160 x 1440 screen resolutions and might be based on Intel Core M Broadwell chip, the same processor that’s already used in ultra-slim fan-less laptop designs, and which also powers the completely new 12-inch Retina MacBook.

The Surface Pro 4 could launch at some point in July, though others have speculated that the upcoming Windows convertible might arrive earlier.

Microsoft will launch Windows 10 later this year, a major desktop and mobile operating system update, though it’s not clear whether the company will time its Surface Pro 4 launch with the Windows 10 release.

The Inquisitr also revived Surface Pro Mini rumors, saying the smaller tablet, which Microsoft failed to launch last year in spite of a plethora of reports that said otherwise, is still in the cards. According to the report, the device has a fall release scheduled that could coincide with the Windows 10 launch.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.