Microsoft today announced its new Surface Pro tablet-laptop hybrid at its Windows 10 devices event in New York City. The fourth-generation Surface Pro is lighter at 786 grams (1.73 pounds) and thinner than its predecessor at 8.4 mm. It is equipped with a larger 12.3-inch PixelSense display with 2,736-by-1,824 resolution at 267 pixels per inch, and it is powered by a sixth-generation Core Intel processor with up to16GB of RAM. The tablet is 30 percent faster than the Surface Pro 3 and 50-percent faster than the MacBook Air, according to Microsoft.
Microsoft Surface Pro
I guess if journalist keep calling every new tablet an "iPad Killer" they will eventually be right, but it's hard to believe a 2.0 lb / $900 tablet is going to be the one that dethrones Apple. Especially when smaller and more affordable tablets, like the Nexus 7 and iPad mini, are so popular with consumers these days. However, Microsoft swears the Surface Pro is much better than the Surface RT -- which was met with negative reviews and even more abysmal sales.
The Surface Pro's biggest selling point is that it’s going to actually run a full version of Windows 8. It will also be available in 64GB or 128GB models, and feature 4GB of RAM, an Intel Core i5 processor with HD4000 graphics, and a 10.6-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution. So its basically a $900 touchscreen laptop instead of a tablet.