Sorry this is a little late but we had a few problems with our internet yesterday.
Sorting through the Surface Pro 4 rumors continues to be a tedious. In case you’re wondering, October 4th 2015 is the new rumored release date for the Surface Pro 4 and it is supposedly going to come with a Skylake CPU, Up to 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and 14″ 4k display but I’ll believe it when I see it.
Surface Pro 4 Rumors aside, here’s the “real” Surface-related news roundup for this past week:
- Surface Hub Pushed Back To January 2016
- Microsoft Releases Multiple Patches for Windows 10 This Week
- Microsoft Continues Back To School Sale
- Surface Phone Leak (another rumor, I know but at least it’s a new one)
Surface News Roundup: Surface Hub Pushed Back To January 2016
In case you didn’t know, Microsoft was originally planning on shipping their wall-mounted Surface Hub this month but it didn’t happen. Now, the release date for the (up to) $20,000 USD Surface Hub is January 2016.
Surface News Roundup: Microsoft Releases Multiple Patches for Windows 10 This Week
Microsoft launched 3 different cumulative patches over the past week with the latest being on the 14th. This shouldn’t really be a surprise considering Microsoft’s plan all along was to rapidly fix issues once Windows 10 dropped a couple of weeks ago. It would take about a week for problems to make it up the chain and a week for internal patch creation/testing.
So, don’t be surprised if you see a few more “out of band” patches come down for your Surface, if you upgraded to Windows 10.
Related: Microsoft, WindowsITPro
Surface News Roundup: Microsoft Continues Back To School Sale
As you probably heard, Microsoft is continuing their back to school sale. Joanna wrote about some of these deals here: Microsoft Back To School Sales.
However, now, Microsoft isn’t confining the sales to just the US. For example, Microsoft is offering up to £200 off Surface Pro 3’s in the UK as well.
So, If you’re in the market for a new Surface Pro 3, hop on over to Microsoft’s Web Store and see if there are any back to school sales you can take advantage of.
Surface News Roundup: Surface Phone Leak (Rumor)
This one is a bonus story that came out this morning. According to WMPoweruser, Microsoft is working on a new “Surface Phone” with the following specs:
- Display: 1440×2560 16:9 AMOLED 5.5″ ClearBlack Gorilla Glass 4
- Processor: Intel Atom x3 (SoFIA) 64-bit
- Camera: Back: 21MP PureView Zeiss 6-lens Front: 8MP Zeiss Wide-Angle
- RAM: up to 4GB RAM (lower end with 3GB and higher end with 4GB)
- Operating System: Windows 10 Mobile (Current revision of the device is running 10.0.10514.19)
- Storage: Options will include 64GB and 128GB with MicroSD Expansion up to 256GB
- Surface Pen (Similar to Note 5),
- USB Type-C
- Wireless Charging
- Aluminium & Magnesium unibody
According to the rumor, this product has been code-named Project Juggernaut Alpha and is undergoing internal testing right now. Apparently, the plan is to release it late this year or early next.
As with other rumors, I guess we’ll see. Like I said before, at least it’s a new one. 🙂
And that’s it for this week.
Tim Rolston is a professional geek with over 23 years of experience working in Information Technology and dealing with everything from large-scale storage to remote systems management and automation for organizations such as Texas Instruments, Mobil Oil, and the University of Michigan (where he was an Academic IT Director).
He co-founded JTRTech along with Joanna to realize his long-time dream of working for himself.