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Microsoft is expected to introduce a new type of Surface device later this month at an event in New York. It is almost confirmed that the new type of Surface would be an All-In-One. Earlier this week, we also reported that Microsoft may also reveal updated Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices featuring Intel’s Kabylake processors. Amazon listings of these devices have been now updated with “OLD VERSION” tag which indicates that new versions of these devices are coming.
Intel 7th Gen (Kaby Lake) processors are built using 14-nanometer architecture and they offer improved graphics, native USB 3.1 support, improved 4k video support, and more. More importantly, 7th gen processors offer more battery life as well. I expect Surface Book Clipboard with Intel Kaby Lake processors to offer battery life of solid 3-4 hours. I think it will be a good move from Microsoft to release the updated Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 devices this year instead of waiting for the major upgrade which is expected in Q2 2017.
Meanwhile, Amazon is also offering great discounts on these devices. You can now get Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (128 GB, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i5) for just $719. Surface Book with 128 GB, 8 GB RAM and Intel Core i5 is now available for $1,222. Find the links to order below.